LGBT Taking action against someone who exposed you to HIV

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  1. tattooed_sailor

    tattooed_sailor New Member

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    What is the best way of doing this? Should I get a lawyer or go to the police?
     
  2. novo

    novo Pokey Man OT Supporter

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    omg :eek4:


    i don't think the police can do anything about it.
    you may be able to sue but i don't know the details about it because ultimately it's going to come down to the fact whether or not you played safe
     
  3. tattooed_sailor

    tattooed_sailor New Member

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    From what I am reading every state has some way to prosecute people who knowingly have sex with other folk and fail to disclose their status. I'm just wondering if anyone has any insight into the matter.
     
  4. elevator

    elevator The tenants think it's wonderful! ヽ(´ OT Supporter

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    have you been tested?
     
  5. LA02MAX

    LA02MAX New Member

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    it can take months to show up on tests... I'm not aware of the laws but good luck, ang this goes to show you can't trust people..get to know someone before risking it.
     
  6. philvia

    philvia SUCKIN ON MY TITTIES LIKE YOU WANTIN ME CALLIN ME

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    :eek4: x2

    if the person passes it to you, and they know that they have it... then you can get involved legally... at least i think so.
     
  7. tattooed_sailor

    tattooed_sailor New Member

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    Not yet. I will admit I was an idiot, but you don't tell someone your status on the fifth date... after fucking three or four times.
     
  8. TheMustafa

    TheMustafa hook 'em

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    go to the police, press charges. you won't need a lawyer; the district attorney's office will handle the prosecution.

    many states have specific statutes for HIV+ people who don't disclose their status to sexual partners. even in states where there are no such laws, they are charging people with stuff ranging from assault, assault with a deadly weapon, or attempted murder (although I think the latter won't stick).

    Get tested now, at 3 months, 6 months, a year, and 2 years, if you want to be absolutely sure.
     
  9. TheMustafa

    TheMustafa hook 'em

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    they dont need to actually transmit the disease for charges to be filed.
     
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    I'm guessing now it's probably a little late for that pill concoction they have but yeah get tested now!
     
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    tattooed_sailor New Member

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    Thanks. I think I will do this.
     
  12. TheMustafa

    TheMustafa hook 'em

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    DUDE. go to a doctor TODAY and start antiretrovirals.

    if you're exposed to HIV in a hospital, you are put on drugs within hours and keep taking them for minimum 6 months.
     
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    tattooed_sailor New Member

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    I am calling my doctor right now.
     
  14. TheMustafa

    TheMustafa hook 'em

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    Additionally, aside from criminal charges brought by the DA's office, you can also hire a private lawyer and sue him in civil court for punitive damages (pain/suffering)

    I'd probably do both, plus sue him for legal and medical fees. I'm a vindictive bitch, though.
     
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    tattooed_sailor New Member

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    Will taking the medication reduce my chances of getting HIV.
     
  16. TheMustafa

    TheMustafa hook 'em

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    when was the last possible exposure? If its been within a week, I would demand the drugs.
     
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    tattooed_sailor New Member

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    Yeah it was friday.
     
  18. novo

    novo Pokey Man OT Supporter

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    time for "the cocktail"

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    tattooed_sailor New Member

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    This last year has been a fucking nightmare.. and it keeps getting worse.
     
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    If police don't do anything, a .357 Magnum would do the trick.
     
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    tattooed_sailor New Member

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    Believe me, the thought has crossed my mind.
     
  22. Sam Gamgee

    Sam Gamgee Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right. OT Supporter

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    dude, that fucking sucks...

    Please let us know what happens with your status and with this dude, who should be imprisoned.
     
  23. Sam Gamgee

    Sam Gamgee Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right. OT Supporter

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    And anyone else who reads this... PLEASE USE PROTECTION!!!!
     
  24. geniks

    geniks king of the hill

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    I heard that all the time but i still had unprotected sex once, but i realized my mistake, got tested right after then a few months after. I lost a lot of sleep over it. I'll never make the same mistake again. Thank god I was clean.
     
  25. CoCo

    CoCo ...is a Queer Don!! OT Supporter

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