January 29, 2013
Arizona Bill Seeks to Criminalize Intentional STI Exposures
A bill in the Arizona House of Representatives would make it a felony to intentionally expose others to sexually transmitted infections (STI), including HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis, Cronkite News reports. Representative Lela Alston (D–Phoenix) said she authored HB 2218 after hearing about a woman in her district who contracted an STI from a man who did not disclose to her. The bill defines exposure as sexual intercourse or sodomy; selling or donating one’s own tissue, organs or bodily fluids; and sharing hypodermic needles or syringes.
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