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CDC HIV/STD/TB Prevention News Update
Thursday, January 08, 2004
"Bill Targets Willful Spreading of HIV"
Associated Press (01.08.04)::Kevin O'Hanlon
     Yesterday, Sen. Lowen Kruse introduced a bill (LB872) in the
Nebraska Senate that would make it a crime for a person with HIV
to have sex without telling a partner their status, or to donate
blood, organs, sperm or tissue "except as deemed necessary for
medical or scientific research." Kruse worked with the Lambda
Legal Defense and Education Fund to make sure the bill did not
target gays. More than half of US states have laws dealing with
HIV exposure or transmission, said the National Conference of
State Legislatures. At least 20 have specific bans against
infecting someone through sexual contact. Some other states have
laws addressing activities like donating blood or engaging in
prostitution.