HIV disclosure to sex partners mulled by top court

CBC News

The country’s top court is hearing the case of two HIV-positive people who did not disclose their medical condition to their sexual partners.

Lawyers for Clato Mabior are appearing before the Supreme Court of Canada on Wednesday to argue that Canadian law criminalizes carriers of HIV — the virus that causes AIDS — and does not acknowledge variations in transmission levels.

CBC’s Maureen Brosnahan said a core issue facing the Supreme Court judges is how to decide what is considered significant risk of infection. That was not defined in the 1998 decision that said it was a crime to hide HIV-positive status from a sexual partner.

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