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Knowingly exposing others to HIV will no longer be a felony in California

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posted on Oct, 7 2017 @ 11:39 PM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: Phage

Is there a cure? Last time I heard, HIV is fatal.

That's an honest question. I really don't know.

TheRedneck


HIV is not fatal and never has been. It is a virus.

The complication that is life threatening is AIDS. That's what happens when HIV goes untreated or worsens beyond the medications' ability to lower the viral load in the bloodstream...which usually happens when the diagnosis is made too late.

If HIV were just an ordinary virus, it would be no more scary than the flu. But it isn't.

It's a retrovirus...it makes endless copies of itself. That's a problem because with repeated attacks from a heavy viral load weaken the immune system...as long as the virus has copies of itself, it will never stop attacking...and without aggressive treatment, it will short circuit the immune system altogether and that is when AIDS takes over.

The only way to stay healthy with a recombinant virus is to keep the viral load as low as possible. It's got to be caught early and treated continuously.




posted on Oct, 7 2017 @ 11:40 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: ReadingOne




Are you suggesting that having sex without a condom makes a person fair game for a psychopath who KNOWINGLY infects them with HIV?

No.
Are you suggesting that contact with a person infected with HIV inevitably leads to infection?

Are you suggesting that a psychopaths gives a # about any laws?



Stop screwing me! Your knowledge is infecting me with bull#...


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posted on Oct, 7 2017 @ 11:42 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Sheye

Ah. Is it felonious in Canada?
If so, same question.




This is from 2014 but I don't think anything has changed .
www.aidslaw.ca...



posted on Oct, 7 2017 @ 11:44 PM
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a reply to: Sheye

So the law was ineffective in reducing the public health issue in your example. Either he didn't care, or didn't know, or was afraid of being found out and kicked off the team.



posted on Oct, 7 2017 @ 11:46 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Here you go:

A survey of HIV-infected individuals between the ages of 25 and 44 revealed that 94.3% of the respondents stated that they would fully disclose their medical condition to a potential sexual partner only if not doing so remained a felony. The respondents overwhelmingly stated that if non-disclosure were only a misdemeanor, they would not disclose their condition.
Source: Me... I just made it up to show how silly your requirement for proof is.

And that's it for me for the night. I have to say a longer prayer tonight before sacking out, just to thank God Almighty I don't live in California where endangering another person is a simple misdemeanor.

TheRedneck



posted on Oct, 7 2017 @ 11:47 PM
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I don't know how to respond to this.

AIDS used to be a death sentence.


Now?


I guess the moral of the story is really know who you're sleeping with.



posted on Oct, 7 2017 @ 11:50 PM
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a reply to: tigertatzen


Right! Basketball legend MAGIC JOHNSON is still going strong, 26 years after becoming infected with HIV.
www.pbs.org...



posted on Oct, 7 2017 @ 11:53 PM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

just to thank God Almighty I don't live in California where endangering another person is a simple misdemeanor.
Alabama? Then you best be movin' on son.



Under Alabama’s communicable disease exposure statute, any person with a sexually transmitted disease, including HIV, may be imprisoned for up to three months and/or fined up to $500 if they “knowingly” transmit the disease, assume the risk of transmitting disease, or perform any act that will probably or likely transmit such disease to another person. Neither the intent to transmit the disease nor actual transmission is required for prosecution.


Here's a catalog for your search for a suitable location for relocation.
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posted on Oct, 7 2017 @ 11:56 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
I don't know how to respond to this.

AIDS used to be a death sentence.


Now?


I guess the moral of the story is really know who you're sleeping with.


Some may have aides and not know it . I think the moral of the story is know who you are sleeping with after you both get tested.

I once asked a guy if he ever got tested for STD's . His answer was " hell no.. what I don't know won't hurt me" 😂
A moronic answer in my opinion, and the type of guy all women should avoid. There are women who feel the same . Some real idiots out there !

I'm grateful I lead a celibate life, but that doesn't mean the exposure to aides isn't possible... and I routinely get tested anyhow.



posted on Oct, 7 2017 @ 11:58 PM
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a reply to: Sheye




Some may have aides and not know it .

If you have AIDS, you know it.

HIV infected, not unless you test for it.



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 12:03 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Sheye




Some may have aides and not know it .

If you have AIDS, you know it.

HIV infected, not unless you test for it.


Thank you for the correction



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 12:06 AM
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a reply to: Sheye

I should clarify my statement. If you have AIDS, you know you are very ill.



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 12:10 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Sheye

I should clarify my statement. If you have AIDS, you know you are very ill.


I understood what you meant .



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 12:25 AM
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I would be very surprised to discover that any of the people in this thread arguing in favor of lessening the punishment for knowingly passing this virus along actually know anyone personally that's been infected with it. I'm a fairly pessimistic person for the most part, but wow, that's a level of jaded that I don't think I could achieve on my worst day.



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 12:26 AM
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a reply to: Hypntick

Be surprised then.
Actually, I don't know them. Anymore.

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posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 01:17 AM
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originally posted by: Phage

originally posted by: Trueman

originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Lolliek

How about herpes. No cure. Right?


Herpes won't kill you.

Nor will HIV.


The one's that died can't disagree with you, but I can.



www.cdc.gov...



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 01:19 AM
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a reply to: 3daysgone

You seem to be confusing HIV with AIDS and infections. That's ok, it's a common error. Consider this a learning opportunity.

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posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 01:26 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: 3daysgone

You seem to be confusing HIV with AIDS and infections. That's ok, it's a common error. Consider this a learning opportunity.


Not everyone that gets shot with a bullet dies either.



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 01:27 AM
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posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 01:27 AM
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a reply to: 3daysgone

That's what I've heard.



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