Navigation Links
Ruling: HIV victim exempted from disclosing condition to partner

The Wellington District Court, New Zealand, has ruled that HIV-positive people don't have to disclose their condition to their sexual partners if condoms are used.

Justin Dalley was charged with criminal // nuisance after not disclosing to his female partner his HIV positive status before they engaged in protected vaginal sex and unprotected oral sex. However, Judge Susan Thomas today dismissed the charges of criminal nuisance against Dalley, in a reserve decision following a two-day hearing in August.

The judge asserted that Dalley's legal duty was to take reasonable precautions to avoid transmitting the virus, which he had done by using a condom during intercourse and not ejaculating during oral sex. She added that although people might expect a sexual partner to inform them of their HIV status, and there could be moral duty to do so, it was not required by law.

The New Zealand AIDS activists have welcomed the decision and said common sense had prevailed, emphasizing the use of condoms as the best strategy for avoiding the HIV virus. According to the New Zealand Aids Foundation, the best strategy for avoiding HIV during anal or vaginal intercourse is the consistent and proper use of condoms.

Relying on HIV-positive people to tell you, and assuming that unprotected intercourse is safe if HIV is not mentioned, is a much riskier strategy, especially as majority of people with HIV in don't know they have it, and so can't tell. The decision taken, thus, highlights that it is protected sex, not disclosure that kept people safe.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New hope for cancer victims – will vaccine cure the deadly bug
2. Blood Pressure Drug may slow wasting in burn victims
3. Stroke victims have new hope with activated protein C
4. New hope for spinal cord injury victims
5. Does disparity exists between women and men victims of stroke?
6. Merck to pay $ 253.5 million to Vioxx victim family
7. Lady Doctor from Nepal to Help Katrina victims
8. Indian doctors in America help Katrina victims
9. The romantic legacy of an AIDS victim ended up in tragedy
10. China reports seventh bird flu victim
11. After the hurricane it is the turmoil caused by health problems for victims
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... The Karen ... services to communities in the greater Birmingham area, is joining the Chris Hammond ... young people in the region. , The Chris Hammond Youth Foundation maintains athletic ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 21, 2017 , ... Fresh Wave® ... Liquid eco-friendly odor-control solution for colleges and universities at the APPA 2017 ... effectively eliminate severe cannabis and tobacco smoke odors without the use of harsh chemicals, ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Hospital M&A activity slowed in the second quarter of 2017, ... rose to 23 in the second quarter, up 15% from the 20 publicly announced ... deals in the year-ago second quarter. Only four of the transactions disclosed a purchase ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... 21, 2017 , ... The Margarian Law Firm has filed a class ... ale for allegedly containing no ginger. Dr. Pepper produces the “Canada Dry” brand of ... Margaryan alleges Canada Dry Ginger Ale claims on its bottle that it is made ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... , ... July 21, 2017 , ... ... received a $5,000 grant from the C. R. Bard Foundation, Inc. ... at Somerset Hills , a service available through the nonprofit home care agency. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/14/2017)... plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ) will announce its second-quarter 2017 ... management team will host a conference call and webcast before the ... The dial-in number to access the call is U.S./ Canada ... 45397076. Please dial in 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start ... the call will be available from August 8, 2017 at 11:30 ...
(Date:7/13/2017)... July 13, 2017  New York City-based market research firm ... should be aware of.  From new products to new costs, ... in a recently completed study, Potential Pipeline Disruptors . ... 1.  Age-Driven Growth - True Impact ... aware of the impact the growing population and, to a ...
(Date:7/11/2017)... has awarded grants totaling more than $2 million to 16 ... Hemophilia Awards Program (BHAP). Four U.S. clinicians and researchers from ... Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in ... announced last night during a reception at the International Society ... Germany . ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: