Comments for: Rights and HIV

Posted Feb. 13, 2012, at 5:28 p.m.

At the heart of the HIV disclosure case before the Supreme Court of Canada is the notion that those infected have a right to privacy and autonomy — a right that manifests itself in not having to tell a prospective sex partner that they have HIV: If the infected individuals …

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  • Anonymous

    Why rely on a potentially false sense of security though? If silence essentially means, in a legal sense, a negative status, people might be less likely to engage in safe sexual practices/precautions. Remember, the virus doesn’t show up immediately after exposure, it takes months. 

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