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SDGLN Poll: Big majority of readers say it should be a crime to hide HIV status from sex partners

SAN DIEGO – A significant majority of the readers of San Diego Gay & Lesbian News who took our poll say they believe that it should be a crime to hide one’s HIV status from a sex partner.

Our poll question was: Should it be a crime to not tell a sex partner that you are HIV-positive?

The results, which are not scientific, reveal that 68% of readers believe that it should be a crime to not tell a sex partner that you are HIV-positive, while 32% disagree with that position.

The poll question was inspired by a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada, which ruled that it was “Not always a crime to hide HIV status to sex partners.”

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