Saturday, March 13, 2010

Last month, an Indianapolis man was arrested for knowingly spreading HIV. (Here's a link to the story:

No doubt, this man needs to be held responsible for his actions, but this story also raises questions for me, such as:
1. The sex with women was not coerced. To what extent are the women responsible for not taking measures to protect themselves?
2. If some of these women turn out to be HIV+, is it certain that this man gave them HIV if they have also been sexually active with other men?
3. Are we penalizing people who know they have HIV and acting irresponsibly, but letting those who do not knowingly spread HIV (meaning those who are undiagnosed) off the hook? How does this impact testing efforts?
4. If all participants were men, would the legal action be taken?

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