Your question highlights a very complex and contentious issue regarding criminalization of HIV-positive folks and the related fears they face about being prosecuted for not revealing their HIV status prior to having sex.I could write pages about how homophobia has informed laws in ways both oppressive and unhelpful.In one chat, Boone told a 15-year-old that HIV is “nothing to be scared of” -- comparing it to diabetes -- and most gay men want to be infected. “I’m really sorry - this is all still really new to me,” he wrote, describing himself as “a nice guy with a big heart.
About six months ago, I was diagnosed as HIV positive.
I knew there was a chance of becoming positive because I’d had a few higher-risk slip-ups so wasn’t totally shocked, but I was definitely overwhelmed at first.
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Police said Ala Al Safi was diagnosed with HIV in February 2011 and then proceeded to have sex with at least two men without telling them about his status.
Al Safi met one of the men, a 24-year-old, via an online classified ad in July 2011.
2009 -- willingly by a fiance who immediately dumped him, he said -- and his May 2010 arrest.
To negative men he wanted to have unprotected sex with, he was “clean” or HIV positive, but posed no risk because his viral load was “undetectable.” To those who wanted to be infected, he was “very toxic.” In several chats, he admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old -- the same youth, the Crown alleges, who was actually infected -- without telling him he’s HIV positive. “HIV is no big deal.” He apologized to a man who discovered he was HIV positive after they had sex.
The other, a 21-year-old, he met on an online dating site last December.