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Cancer is considered fatal too, but it is completely possible for someone with cancer to die from being run over by a beer truck.
Supporters of the bill said women engaging in prostitution are disproportionately targeted with criminal charges, even in cases where the infection is not transmitted.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: queenofswords
HIV always turns into AIDS in time without the treatment.
Syphilis is pretty nasty without treatment as well.
Currently, the lifetime treatment cost of an HIV infection is estimated at $379,668 (in 2010 dollars),
In 2014, 6,721 deaths were attributed directly to HIV.
1.0 millionpeople died of HIV-related illnesses worldwide in 2016
HIV has been the only communicable disease for which exposure is a felony under California law. The current law, Wiener argued, may convince people not to be tested for HIV, because without a test they cannot be charged with a felony if they expose a partner to the infection.
“We are going to end new HIV infections, and we will do so not by threatening people with state prison time, but rather by getting people to test and providing them access to care,” Wiener said.
originally posted by: Mandroid7
a reply to: Abysha
Dang, didn't that kill the "mood" a bit?
JK, probably being smart and cautious.
Other than the obvious sex thing, imagine someone infecting the blood supplies, or walking through a crowd sticking random people with an HIV infected blood source.
I can't believe this legislation. Felony for a plant, or any drug and a misdemeanor for sticking someone with an aids needle.
The average cost to treat HIV in 2010 was almost $400,000.
Now, I don't know the cost, but without insurance you die slowly of other secondary infections etc...
Pretty scary really, sounds like a good old pharmaceuticals legislation conspiracy.