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    Seattle court orders HIV-positive man to stop spreading the virus

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    Seattle court orders HIV-positive man to stop spreading the virus

    Public health officials took the rare step of seeking a cease-and-desist order against the man, identified only as "AO," who became aware of his HIV-positive status in 2008 but has since infected at least eight people, court documents said.

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    Re: Seattle court orders HIV-positive man to stop spreading the virus

    Shouldn't they be tossing his ass the **** in jail?

    Creepy as psychotic weirdo. He's technically killing people - it's just slowly.
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    Re: Seattle court orders HIV-positive man to stop spreading the virus

    Intentionally infecting people with HIV is an assault. This man is a criminal.
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    Re: Seattle court orders HIV-positive man to stop spreading the virus

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Intentionally infecting people with HIV is an assault. This man is a criminal.
    Assault? Try murder.
    HIV/AIDS is a death sentence.

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    Re: Seattle court orders HIV-positive man to stop spreading the virus

    Several Canadians, both male and female, have been charged, tried, convicted and jailed for just such activity. Considering the harshness of some US laws and punishments, this seems incredible to me.
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    Re: Seattle court orders HIV-positive man to stop spreading the virus

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    Assault? Try murder.
    HIV/AIDS is a death sentence.
    Could be attempted murder, but you can't prosecute someone for murder until the victim is actually dead and they caused it. For example, if this guy infected someone, and then that person died a week later from falling off a building, he couldn't be prosecuted for their death.
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    Re: Seattle court orders HIV-positive man to stop spreading the virus

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Several Canadians, both male and female, have been charged, tried, convicted and jailed for just such activity. Considering the harshness of some US laws and punishments, this seems incredible to me.
    The US has a Constitution. There is no law forbidding anyone from engaging in sexual act. There is not law preventing anyone form spreading disease...even intentionally.

    The judge can hold him in contempt and jail him...but only for a short time.

    California code:

    Cal. Health and Safety Code § 120290 Misdemeanor Any person afflicted with any contagious, infectious, or communicable disease who willfully exposes him/herself to another person is guilty of a misdemeanor.


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    Re: Seattle court orders HIV-positive man to stop spreading the virus

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    The US has a Constitution. There is no law forbidding anyone from engaging in sexual act. There is not law preventing anyone form spreading disease...even intentionally.

    The judge can hold him in contempt and jail him...but only for a short time.

    California code:

    Cal. Health and Safety Code § 120290 Misdemeanor Any person afflicted with any contagious, infectious, or communicable disease who willfully exposes him/herself to another person is guilty of a misdemeanor.
    In Canada, we also have a constitution. However, there are laws requiring mandatory reporting related to HIV and AIDS as well as laws mandating that a carrier inform any sexual partner whether using contraceptives or not. Individuals who do not do so are open to criminal charges related to assault and reckless endangerment, and in the extreme case with murder.

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    Re: Seattle court orders HIV-positive man to stop spreading the virus

    That piece of **** should be in prison for attempted murder and then charged with murder when his victims die of the disease.
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    Re: Seattle court orders HIV-positive man to stop spreading the virus

    This guy belongs in prison, and should be charged with manslaughter, sadly they cant charge him with manslaughter given no one is dead YET from the disease.

    In theory, if someone knowingly gave AIDS to another and that individual died the person who gave them AIDS could be charged with first degree murder.

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