From Reuters: A person who has reason to believe he or she has HIV may be sued by sexual partners if they become infected, the California Supreme Court ruled on Monday, broadening the state's view of when liability arises from the disease.
A good idea in theory -- if a man has to pay child support for a one night stand that turns into an eighteen year nightmare, so should reckless individuals who are going around knowingly spreading a deadly virus. That said, it seems like the states would be spending their money on prosecuting people in addition to treating them.
Another shortsighted move in the face of death by our Republican powers-that-be. Once again, the government is looking for a quick fix instead of a longterm solution to the AIDS crisis...No sex ed in classrooms? No condom distribution? Abstinence all the way? Looks like California is going to be in dire need of lawyers in addition to doctors very soon.