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“It shouldn’t be a felony to knowingly expose someone to HIV!” – California State Senate

This is so disturbing.

I’m not sure how to introduce this so I’ll just give you this:

The state Senate on Wednesday voted to no longer make it a felony for someone infected with HIV to knowingly expose others to the disease by having unprotected sex without telling his or her partner about the infection.

The crime would be downgraded to a misdemeanor, and the bill would also apply to people who donate blood or semen without telling the blood or semen bank that they have acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS, or have tested positive for human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, the precursor to AIDS.

The measure, which next goes to the Assembly for consideration, was introduced by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), who said it is unfair to make HIV/AIDS the only communicable disease given such harsh treatment by prosecutors.

“These laws are irrational and discriminatory,” Wiener told the Senate, adding that the current felony status is “creating an incentive not to be tested, because if you don’t know your status you can’t be guilty of a felony.”

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Okay.

So let me get this straight.

Senator Wiener thinks the law is encouraging folks to not get tested…so the answer is to protect those who ARE aware of their status and KNOWINGLY infect others without disclosing their status?

I……

This is so dangerous.

Listen. Here is my advice.

I don’t care if a condom is involved or not. If you are out here having sex with folks, you need to ask ALL of the questions.

When was the last time you had sex? When was the last time you were tested?

You then need to ask to see their most recent test results and make sure all tests (esp HIV) are on there along with clear results.

I know some people may *seem* trustworthy and condoms ARE effective but chile…people lie and condoms break.

If this actually turns into a thing then I fear it catching on in other states and that is just not okay.

Yikes.

Y’all be careful out here.