Supreme Court of Canada saying not everyone has to disclose HIV status to sex partners

Kathy - posted on 10/05/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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http://www.thespec.com/news/canada/artic...



The Supreme Court of Canada has decided that a HIV positive person does not need to disclose HIV status as long as the HIV carrier has a “low load” of the virus and wears a condom.



I admit I need to read more about this topic before forming a firm opinion, but my initial thoughts are very RAGEY!!!



What do you mean a HIV positive person does not have to divulge their HIV status to a sex partner if they wear a condom and have low levels of the virus? There is a potential risk - condoms fail and this "low level" of HIV virus is not particularly comforting. Isn't it up to me to decide whether or not I want to accept the risk of sleeping with someone with HIV? Shouldn't someone have to disclose to a sex partner if they are HIV positive?

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Momma - posted on 10/06/2012

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Oh and I am proof that condoms fail way more than one would like. I am sporting a HUGE 19 week belly due to this very thing happening. Yep, we are married and have two other kids but we weren't "trying" to get pregnant. Condoms are far from perfect and I think we should be able to decide whether we want to risk getting HIV or not. Mind you, I am also not one for having a "sex partner". I believe in having a committed partner and knowing everything about them, including them having a HIV test, done. ;)



No, I have never ever had a one night stand. Even as a teen (started having sex at 13), my partners were around for a good length of time (6 months or longer - which is FOREVER as a teen). No, they didn't get screened but HIV/AIDs was not prominent until later. My husband had to wait 2 months before we slept together and he had to be tested. ;)



~Meme

Momma - posted on 10/06/2012

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I have not heard this yet. I too, will have to read more about it. However, I am appalled and literally pissed at this moment. How can anyone else decide for another whether it is important for them to know or not? I am surprised, really.



I am utterly thankful that I am very happily married and don't need to worry about some of these ASSHATS not willing to tell their sex partner of there HIV status!! (Yes, we have BOTH been tested - me due to four pregnancies (3 viable) and my husband because I MADE him when we got together).



~Meme

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