Find an Extramarital Affair FREE! Find
Wives and Husbands looking for affair's.
Find swingers, threesomes and groups. Affairs Ltd is about finding worldwide
extramarital affairs and infidelity.
Affairs is about relationships, swinging singles looking for married's,
unusual sexual relationships, fetishes, cuckolds, extramarital advice
Extramarital Affairs News
U.S. needs new HIV laws
USC is excellent when it comes to encouraging sexually
active students to use protection. Both the Student Health Center and
resident advisers in the freshman dorms hand out free condoms to any student
who takes the responsibility of protecting themselves. And lately, world
news has offered everyone yet another reason to practice safe sex.
A London man was convicted for knowingly infecting two lovers with HIV.
His partners, both women in their 30s, were virtually given death sentences
by his actions. As for the man, he could spend years in jail for having
unprotected sex while possessing a fatal STD.
This case was the first of its kind in Great Britain,
and many believe that this action will set precedent for prosecuting people
who knowingly spread sexually transmitted diseases. However, a little
known fact is that America already has a law in place that will convict
people who do the exact same thing.
According to the HIV Criminal Law and Policy Project,
24 states have adopted laws that criminalize exposure or transmission
of HIV under certain circumstances. California is one of these states.
In 1998, our state enacted a law that made the act of
intentionally exposing someone to AIDS a felony offense. Although prosecution
for this crime is rare, the law is necessary.
After all, statistics should be enough to scare any sexually
active USC student into wandering through the Health Center toward the
condom distribution station. According to the American Foundation for
AIDS Research (amFAR), in 2002, almost 42 million people globally were
living with some form of the virus. And in that same year, 5 million people
were infected and 3 million died from AIDS.
To make matters worse, a nationwide survey of 1,397 HIV-positive
men and women found that 13 percent had unprotected intercourse —
the riskiest for HIV transmission — without disclosing their infection
to partners who did not have the virus.
Many people may have heard all of this before. After
all, in the heyday of the emergence HIV awareness (late 1980s and early
1990s), there was ample publicity and nationwide concern. However, in
today's society, many people do not realize that this disease is raging.
Some call it an epidemic. Some call it a plague. Worldwide,
it's the fourth biggest killer. Granted, this is more of a problem in
other countries, but that's no reason for America to turn away.
My question is simple. Only 24 states have laws that
prosecute people for knowingly transmitting HIV. Why not all 50? There
should not be any reason why people are not held liable for a transmission
When people know they have a deadly sexually transmitted
disease and then proceeds to have unprotected sex, it should be punishable
as homicide. With the consciences of these people set aside, what they
are doing is dastardly. It undoubtedly deserves prosecution.
California should be admired for having this law in place
for the past four years. As little used as it might be, it is necessary.
Take the case of Ronald Gene Hill, 46, who was indicted
and convicted for knowingly spreading HIV to multiple sexual partners.
Hill, a former San Francisco health commissioner, lied about his HIV-positive
status to sexual partners and convinced them to have unprotected sex.
This is much like the London man recently convicted, Mohammed Dica, 38.
Both men not only lied about having the disease, they also convinced partners
to have unprotected sex.
In the case of Dica, he told women that he had undergone
a vasectomy so they had nothing to worry about. Ironic that the women's
worries were surrounding an unwanted pregnancy, not an unwanted fatal
"Whether the allegations are true or not, the fact
of the matter is that people living with the virus have a responsibility
to their fellow citizens and their sex partners to make sure they both
inform their partners of their HIV status as well as to take the necessary
precautions," said James Loyce, director of the San Francisco Public
Health Department's AIDS Office, in a September San Francisco Chronicle
Loyce couldn't have stated it better. It may be a futile
attempt to convince Americans not to have extramarital or premarital intercourse,
but it shouldn't be futile to convince them to protect themselves, USC
No one is invincible, and no one wants to be in the position
of having his or her life expectancy substantially lowered in exchange
for unprotected sex with a knowing predator.
Americans should take it upon themselves to use protection,
and lawmakers in the remaining 26 states that lack prosecution for knowing
transmission of HIV should get in gear.
Full credit for this news article goes to: Daily Trojan