Question: Do you legally have to tell someone you have HIV?

Many states and some cities have partner-notification laws—meaning that, if you test positive for HIV, you (or your healthcare provider) may be legally obligated to tell your sex or needle-sharing partner(s). In some states, if you are HIV-positive and dont tell your partner(s), you can be charged with a crime.

What happens if you dont tell someone you have HIV?

In some states, you can be charged with a crime if you dont tell your partner your HIV status, even if you used a condom or another type of protection and the partner does not become infected.

Is it illegal not to disclose HIV status?

In 21 states, laws require people with HIV who are aware of their status to disclose their status to sex partners, and 12 states require disclosure to needle-sharing partners. The maximum sentence length for violating an HIV-specific statute is also a matter of state law.

Does trichomoniasis mean cheating?

The bottom line. People can have trichomoniasis for months without showing any symptoms. If you or your partner suddenly have symptoms or test positive for it, it doesnt necessarily mean that someones cheating. Either partner may have gotten it in a previous relationship and unknowingly passed it on.

Does trichomoniasis go away in males?

Trichomoniasis is unlikely to go away without treatment, but it can be effectively treated with antibiotics. Most men and women are treated with an antibiotic called metronidazole, which is usually taken twice a day for 5 to 7 days.

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