Supreme Court of Canada Rules You Don’t Have To Tell Your Sex Partner If You Have HIV | | Thaddeus Baklinski | 10/8/12

Supreme Court, Ottawa, Canada.

Supreme Court, Ottawa, Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

OTTAWA, October 8, 2012, ( – In a landmark decision last Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that people who are HIV-positive do not need to tell their sex partners they have the disease, as long as they have low levels of the virus and use a condom during sexual intercourse. The 9-0 ruling supersedes a 1998 decision which found that HIV-positive people who did not tell partners they had the virus could be charged with aggravated sexual assault, with a maximum penalty is life in jail.

The full texts of the Supreme Court decisions are available here and here.


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