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The Supreme Court of Canada has absolved HIV carriers of the legal obligation to inform sex partners about their condition

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has absolved HIV carriers of the
legal obligation to inform sex partners about their condition as long as
they have a low level of the virus and wear a condom.

In a
major 9-0 ruling Friday, the high court specified those two key
conditions, clarifying the rules on whether it is a crime for people
with extremely low levels of HIV to withhold their condition from their
sex partners.

The court said it was reflecting the medical
advances in treating the virus that causes AIDS since it first ruled on
the issue in 1998 and left open the possibility of adapting to future
changes in science in medicine.

The Supreme Court ruled on two separate cases, from Manitoba and Quebec, updating its landmark 1998 ruling on the subject.

The
court ruled 14 years ago that people with HIV must inform their sex
partners of their condition, or face a charge

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Added: Oct-5-2012 Occurred On: Oct-5-2012
By: Hiarken
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Tags: Hiv, law, infection, accountability
Location: Canada (load item map)
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