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HIV-disclosure rule lawful, Pulaski County judge rules

By John Lynch

This article was published June 9, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Leon Johnson on Friday rejected a challenge to the Arkansas law that requires anyone who has tested HIV-positive to disclose that finding to any sex partners before intimacy.

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skeptic1 says... June 9, 2018 at 8:42 a.m.

Judge Johnson is the polar opposite of Judge Wendell Griffen, he is smart, measured, and a shining example of what a good judge does.

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GeneralMac says... June 9, 2018 at 9:15 a.m.

Why are gays against this law ?

Have they learned nothing from the AIDS epidemic that spread like wildfire thru the gay community of San Francisco ?

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TravisBickle says... June 9, 2018 at 12:20 p.m.

Stephen Koch of Scranton, Arkansas just got 50 years in the penitentiary for contracting AIDS so he could infect others.

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CartoonDude says... June 10, 2018 at 8:12 a.m.

No, the law does not "criminalize every sexual encounter." It criminalizes knowingly exposing someone to a deadly disease without their knowledge. The answer is simple: Tell your potential partner you have HIV.

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