Navigation Links
Ruling On Non Disclosure Of HIV Positive Status Is Not Ethical

You may expect your partner to inform you of his/her HIV status, but as far as law goes, you don't have a legal stand on this. Even horrifying is the fact that you have to rely on the quality of condom to protect you // from the virus.

The Wellington District Court, New Zealand, dismissed the charges of criminal nuisance against Justin Dalley, who was charged with criminal nuisance after not disclosing to his female partner his HIV positive status before they engaged in an incident of protected vaginal sex and unprotected oral sex. The case was Dalley's second brush with the law over his HIV status. In June he was sentenced to 300 hours' community work for having unprotected sex for four months with a former partner and not telling her of his condition. Despite the earlier conviction, the woman expressed her unhappiness with Wednesday's decision, and remarked that it should be made legally mandatory to disclose the HIV status of the sexual partner.

The police officer in charge of the case, Detective Constable Matthew Cleaver says the ruling means people should take extra precautions and also warned that people need to be careful before getting sexually involved with someone they don't know.

Passing the landmark judgment, the Court ruled that HIV-infected persons were not legally bound to reveal their HIV status if they were using a condom. However, Judge Susan Thomas did mention that condoms were only 80-85 percent effective in contraception.

And what if the condom is defective? One could just shudder at the thought. With over a 10-15 % risk due to a manufacturing defect, the partner could contract the disease. Even greater would be the damage if the child born of such an act contracts the disease.

Apparently, the judgment is based on prevailing laws, which need rethinking on the part of lawmakers. Neither the partner nor, in the worst case scenario, the child, can be put at such great risk when scientists and governments are trying their best to control the HIV menace at a global level.

Nelson Mandela has said very aptly, that for every moment we remain silent, we conspire against our women. For every woman infected by HIV, we destroy a generation.

Related medicine news :

1. Ruling: HIV victim exempted from disclosing condition to partner
2. Supreme Court Ruling On Health Care Not Respected. Alleged Physician
3. 12 Chinese Firms Appeal Against Court Ruling On Viagra
4. Ruling for AIDS Funding Challenged
5. Indian Doctors File Appeal Against British Court Ruling
6. Stone Refuses the Disclosure of the Report in Public
7. The Positive Effects Of A Healthy Lifestyle
8. The Positive Effects Of A Healthy Lifestyle
9. Positive Thinking
10. Controversy Surrounding The HIV Positive Reports Of One-Year Girl In Kerala
11. HIV Positive People Touching 60,000 In UK
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts from ... at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center ... care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned ... the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at ... fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who ... with these feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, ... Marne, Michigan, has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... is now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience ... Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute ... Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest ... world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a ... invasive and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today ... The Series-A funding is led by Innova Memphis, ... and other private investors.  Arkis, new financing will ... and the market release of its in-licensed Endexo® ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced ... Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), Inorganic Chemical), Functionality ... - Global Forecast to 2021" report to their ... global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected to reach USD ... in the forecast period 2016 to 2021. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Capricor Therapeutics, ... a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development ... patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne clinical ... 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects the ... quarter of 2016, and to report top line ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: