Criminal negligence is any conduct that grossly deviates from reasonable, normal standards of an ordinary person. The conduct includes actions considered a disregard to human life or for the safety of an individual. It is also defined as the failure to understand risks associated with reckless behavior. Many states have determined that a person who is HIV-positive is criminally negligent if they fail to inform their partners of their sexual health.
Yes. In many jurisdictions, not sharing information about a person’s HIV status is a crime. Many states require a person to disclose their positive HIV status to every sexual partner they have physical relations with, or the HIV-positive person will face criminal charges.
Failure to disclose one’s HIV-positive status is a crime in Georgia, but only in certain situations. For instance, anyone in Georgia who knowingly participates in sexual intercourse or a sexual act involving one person’s sex organs and another person’s mouth or anus of another and does not their HIV status to their sexual partner is guilty of this crime.
Yes, there are 4 other situations in which a person is legally required to inform others. They are as follows:
In Georgia, not disclosing one’s HIV status is a felony crime. A person faces up to 10 years in prison for failing to disclose their medical status.
Having legal representaion is crucial to fighting a felony charge. Contact a Georgia attorney immediately to help you determine what you need to do to defend yourself against this charge.
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