California Set to Repeal Law Requiring Notification of HIV and AIDS Infection

When you first hear that the state of California wants to repeal the law requiring that HIV and AIDS infected people inform any potential sex partners before engaging in sex, you think that they must be out of their minds. After all, would you not think that that would be a part of the decision making process?

It seems that this is not the attitude of everyone. Some in the Senate want to repeal this law.

The Sacramento Bee reports

Democratic state Sen. Scott Wiener has proposed Senate Bill 239 to repeal the laws, saying they do not reflect current HIV medical practices and have not helped stop the spread of HIV and AIDS.

“We’re very serious about this reform, and moving away from this criminalization model around HIV and going to a more public health approach,” Wiener said. “Fundamentally, HIV is a public health problem, not a criminal…



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