California Legalizes intentional HIV Spreading
Knowingly exposing others to HIV will no longer be a felony in California
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday that lowers from a felony to a misdemeanor the crime of knowingly exposing a sexual partner to HIV without disclosing the infection.
The measure also applies to those who give blood without telling the blood bank that they are HIV-positive.
Modern medicine allows those with HIV to live longer lives and nearly eliminates the possibility of transmission, according to state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblyman Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), authors of the bill.
Rep. Barbara Lee
With Gov Brown’s signature today, CA’s HIV decriminalization bill becomes law – affirming once & for all that HIVIsNotACrime! Progress.
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) October 7, 2017
h/t Smith & Wesson