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HIV+ Brit Arrested for Unprotected Sex - March 1st 2009, 04:39 PM

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Newser) – Police have arrested a British man for allegedly keeping his HIV status secret while having unprotected sex with women, the BBC reports. Cops in Cornwall and Devon captured the suspect after multiple complaints from women who say they learned of his infection after sleeping with him. The man, 39, can be charged with causing grievous bodily harm, the Press Association reports. He was released on bail until May.
I'm not sure what to think of him being arrested. I guess he should be charged with something, that isn't something that you should keep from people. But the women shouldn't be having unprotected sex either.


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Re: HIV+ Brit Arrested for Unprotected Sex - March 1st 2009, 04:42 PM

I don't think he should have been arrested to be honest. Yes, it's his fault for having unprotected sex with women when he knew that he was positive, but they shouldn't be having unprotected sex with a relative stranger anyway.

That's the risk you take if you have unprotected sex, they can now hardly complain that they're infected.. it's their own fault.


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Re: HIV+ Brit Arrested for Unprotected Sex - March 1st 2009, 05:26 PM

Yes, perhaps both parties are to blame but still. I'm glad people can be charged for knowingly infecting someone with a deadly disease. While in this situation there was the stupidity of the victims, there are some where it isn't. What if your "perfect" fiance who you have been having unprotected sex with had HIV and didn't tell you? Laws can't be ignored in certain situations just because there was a hell of a lot of stupidity on the victim's part, otherwise the legal system would be even more corrupt than it already is.

If the people he had been sleeping with knew he had HIV, this would be a different story. Of course, just because what he did was wrong is illegal is no reason to have unprotected sex. Hopefully he'll get charged, but that's not going to cure the disease. I don't understand what is so difficult about using protection.... (Especially because the person could have HIV and not know it themselves, which is not illegal. I read a little bit about these laws.)


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Re: HIV+ Brit Arrested for Unprotected Sex - March 1st 2009, 05:50 PM

Here we had afew instance of when men knew thye were infected & specifically had unprotected sex with unfaithful* partners (or when the relationship was going poorly), as revenge to get them sick.


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Re: HIV+ Brit Arrested for Unprotected Sex - March 1st 2009, 06:03 PM

Attempted murder.
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Re: HIV+ Brit Arrested for Unprotected Sex - March 1st 2009, 06:06 PM

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Re: HIV+ Brit Arrested for Unprotected Sex - March 1st 2009, 06:55 PM

And if he never knew?


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Re: HIV+ Brit Arrested for Unprotected Sex - March 1st 2009, 08:06 PM

He obviously knew. He really should be charged with bodily harm, even if the women were having unprotected sex with him voluntarily. Who knows what he might do if he isn't arrested?


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Re: HIV+ Brit Arrested for Unprotected Sex - March 1st 2009, 09:35 PM

I suppose they shouldnt of had unprotected sex and no one has to tell anyone that they are hiv+.
But I just dont understand how someone could do that when they knew they had it and could be passing it on to other people.
   
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Re: HIV+ Brit Arrested for Unprotected Sex - March 2nd 2009, 05:07 AM

I say attempted murder as well. It's just sick, I don't care if the women were stupid enough to have unprotected sex, maybe they were on birth control, and he told them he had no STDs.


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Re: HIV+ Brit Arrested for Unprotected Sex - March 2nd 2009, 05:26 AM

Well what he did was illegal so yeah, he should be arrested. Not only is it legally wrong it's, in my opinion, morally wrong as well.
   
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Re: HIV+ Brit Arrested for Unprotected Sex - March 2nd 2009, 10:38 PM

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I suppose they shouldnt of had unprotected sex and no one has to tell anyone that they are hiv+.
Actually, it's illegal for someone to have intercourse without informing their partner that they are HIV positive.


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Re: HIV+ Brit Arrested for Unprotected Sex - March 4th 2009, 08:43 PM

I did a case like this inside of law when doing GBH.
a man was first convicted in 2000 in the same circumstances.
It wouldn't be attempted murder, because there was no intention to kill, and as HIV in itself is not deadly, but the possibility of AIDS is there; its not certain so intention cannot be inferred.

However inflicting someone with HIV would be causing long term impairment of health or injury. To have unprotected sex would be a virtual certainty to spread the virus, even though his desire was not to spread the virus, intention can be inferred.

And with intention, the man can be charged with section 18 GBH with a maximum life sentence.
That's the law.
If he wasn't aware, then he couldn't of known or realised that the certainity of protected sex ended with an infection. So intention could not be inferred, and he wouldn't be viable for any offence.

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