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When anti-retroviral therapy is successful, it all but eliminates the possibility that someone will transmit the infection, according to the Division of AIDS at the National Institutes of Health, citing a groundbreaking study whose results were announced in 2011.
People of color, LGBT people and women are disproportionately affected by the laws, according to a report on HIV criminalization by the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute.
Knowingly transmitting other communicable diseases, including other sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes and hepatitis, are charged as misdemeanors under California state law.
Wiener’s bill would put HIV and AIDS in the same category. Joel Anderson, R-Alpine, acknowledged that HIV is not the death sentence it was when the laws were enacted.
“Talking to others who support these laws, I’ve seen that it’s not from any malicious intent,” Rogel said.
“It’s just that most people don’t understand the current science and are afraid of it spreading.
“Modernizing these laws means moving away from singling out HIV...