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Do you think there should be laws on people who engage in Unprotected sex knowingly and who Knowingly infect people with the HIV virus. I've heard Numerous terms in the gay community about guys who Intentionally want to be Infected with the HIV virus( Bug chasers). Then there are people who want to give people the virus (Gift Givers0. Now due to this information wouldn't it be wise to have criminal laws for people who spread HIV knowingly? Since its a incurable disease which would eventually cause death. I know health professionals think that's a wrong way and it would prevent people from testing. I think the laws would be more centered towards people who don't know their status and people who do know there status but choose not notify the person that there with about there HIV status if there positive. Personally in my eyes that's Manslaughter or Involuntary Manslaughter which is a felony.
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There was a nurse recently arrested because he gave himself shots of narcotics and put the syringes and needles back for use somehow. He had hepatitis C and 3500 patients have now been contacted from just one of several hospitals he worked at for testing since they were exposed. How is contaminating a medical device with body fluid from a known infectious person any different than a HIV positive person not disclosing this information before unprotected sex?
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