The estimated number of annual HIV infections declined 18 percent from 2008 to 2014, according to the CDC.
I'm older than her by a few years, making her under the age of consent (i believe). Her dad doesn't want her seeing me til she's 18, but we still end up hanging out. We'll kiss and be affectionate, but nothing beyond that. While I know a lot of people think that means sexual consent, the more I read, the more it can mean just the ability to make decisions on your own, including those of sexual nature.
The American Medical Association has long defined informed consent as a process of communication between a patient and physician that results in the patient's authorization or agreement to undergo a specific medical intervention.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio law requiring HIV-infected individuals to tell sexual partners of their status before having sex or risk criminal charges is unconstitutionally based on outmoded stigmas against the gay community and doesn't take into consideration current survival rates for people with HIV, say lawyers challenging the law in a case before the state Supreme Court.
Although state and federal laws prohibit much of this discrimination against people with HIV, the ability to enforce those rights usually depends on access to free legal services, which are increasingly limited and not available at all in roughly half of the states in the United States.
Thus, the potential negative consequences of HIV testing at a particular time or location might inform an individual's decision of whether or when to get tested for HIV; or whether to test anonymously or through a "confidential" testing process that reports their test results and identifying information to the state but maintains the confidentiality of those results.
Unlike testing for most other infectious diseases, testing for HIV involves possible benefits as well as social, economic, and legal consequences that typically are not apparent or known to an individual considering testing.
HIV-related testing is the gateway to health-preserving treatment; it also can be the basis of criminal prosecution for those who are sexually active, or relied on to exclude individuals who test positive for HIV from programs, employment, or insurance.
Ohio's HIV assault law also violates free speech rights because it focuses only on disclosure, not the actual transmission of the disease, say attorneys arguing against the law on behalf of an Ohio man convicted of failing to tell his girlfriend he had HIV after they started having sex.