I have no idea what the deal is, but for the past few days, my Google News Alert for ‘HIV’ has been full of stories of people not disclosing their HIV-1(+) status to their sexual partners.
A Branson man pleaded guilty to infecting his girlfriend with HIV, without telling her he has the virus. Now, Jeffrey Trumbo faces 10 years in prison. These cases are uncommon because the crime is rarely reported.
Trumbo and the woman dated for six years. When she tried to break up with him, in April 2010, he told her he’s positive. He told the Taney County Jail he’s positive in 2008, according to medical records.
On Friday (January 14, 2011), Toronto Police issued a warning about a man who is HIV positive. He is alleged to have had sexual relations with at least three partners while withholding or refusing to disclose his HIV positive status.
Steve Ralph, 33, who goes by the street name of “Shorty”, has lived in the northern part of Toronto for the last several years. According to the Toronto Police Service, Ralph has known about his HIV status since May, 2003.
And then there is this asshole:
WICHITA – A military judge has found Tech. Sgt. David Gutierrez guilty of seven counts of aggravated assault, eight counts of adultery, one count of disobeying orders and one count of indecent acts on multiple occasions.
The charges against Gutierrez stem from having sex with several partners without divulging his HIV-positive status.
Wichita – An HIV positive US Air Force sergeant who engaged in spouse-swapping swingers parties was sentenced on Wednesday to eight years in military prison for failing to tell those partners about his condition.
Sergeant David Gutierrez, 43, also will be dishonourably discharged after serving his prison term, which strips him of benefits he’ll need to pay for medication when released.
Dude knew about his HIV(+) status. Apparently his wife knew about his HIV(+) status. And they were swingers??? There aint nothing wrong with being a swinger. There is a MAJOR SOMETHING WRONG with being an HIV+ swinger and not telling anyone! OMFG.
Maj. James Dorman, one of Gutierrez’s lawyers, said HIV is “not the death sentence” it used to be.
“These days the degree of harm is not nearly what it used to be,” he said.
Dorman also argued that if protected sex “is still such a risk,” then why did the military order Gutierrez to use condoms.
If the risk existed, the military would have ordered him not to have sex at all, Dorman said.
Getting in car wrecks isnt the death sentence it might have once been. Improvements in car safety, improvements in surgery techniques, improvements in drugs and in-route-care. But that still doesnt mean its OKAY to drive drunk and hit another CAR. And what is the cost of ‘survival’? A drunk-driving victim has their life drastically altered against their will. A victim of an HIV predator has their life drastically altered against their will. Being in a car wreck or getting infected with HIV isnt an ‘annoyance’, Mr. Lawyer. It is a major fucking life event, no matter how long you live afterwards.
And why didnt the military tell him not to have sex? Because he doesnt have to stop having sex. But he has to tell the people he has sex with his HIV status so they can make their own decisions. Which is what he WAS ordered to do. Not telling them gives them as much choice in the matter as the victim of a drunk driver: NONE. You cant do that.
And listen to this sickos sob story:
Military prosecutors asked that he receive no less than 18 years and lose his medical benefits, which Gutierrez said would mean a death sentence for him.
Oh, did you ask all of your victims whether they had health insurance that would cover their anti-retrovirals if you infected them with HIV before you had sex with them? No? Then fuck you. Stand in line and get the free antiretrovirals from the government with everyone else. If you wanted to keep your top-shelf drugs, you should have played by the rules, sick fuck.
God, this just makes me sick.
Humans are fucking disgusting creatures.
Getting off is worth more to them than someone elses life.