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Court: Not Disclosing HIV Before Sex Isn't a Felony

Terrance Williams' partner got sick, but appeals court says that's a misdemeanor

(Newser) - In 2011, New York prosecutors charged a 22-year-old Syracuse man who had neglected to tell his sexual partner he had HIV and subsequently infected him with a felony. But two lower courts ruled the charge should be switched to a misdemeanor, and yesterday the New York State Court of Appeals... More »

Cops: HIV+ Man Knowingly Exposed Partners, Taped It

Videos dramatically increase Michael Johnson's alleged victim count

(Newser) - The case of a 21-year-old Missouri man accused of knowingly exposing people to HIV became infinitely more awful last week, when police revealed that he'd allegedly secretly videotaped himself having sex with as many as 31 other people. Former Lindenwood University wrestling star Michael L. Johnson was originally arrested... More »

CDC Sees Big Spike in Unprotected Sex for Gay Men

Agency worried about potential rise in HIV infections

(Newser) - Lots of gay men in America are taking a dangerous leap of faith, says the CDC. The agency reports a big increase in the number of men having unprotected anal sex—from 48% of gay and bisexual males in 2005 to 57% last year, reports HealthDay News . What's more,... More »

Pro Wrestler Gets 32 Years for 'HIV Assault'

Andre Davis didn't tell sex partners about disease

(Newser) - A professional wrestler has been sentenced in Ohio to 32 years or having sex with at least 11 women without telling them he has HIV—or lying that he was healthy. Andre Davis, 29—who has wrestled under the stage names "Gangsta of Love" and "Sweet Sexy Sensation"... More »

Around the Globe, More Youths Having Unsafe Sex

Knowledge of contraceptives down: survey

(Newser) - Unprotected sex is on the rise among the world’s young people, while their knowledge of contraceptives has decreased, a survey finds. Compared to three years ago, the number of youths having unsafe sex with a new partner jumped 111% in France, 39% in the US, and 19% in the... More »

HIV+ Singer Convicted for Unprotected Sex

Gets 2-year suspended sentence, community service

(Newser) - Having unprotected sex isn't usually the best idea. Having unprotected sex when you know you're HIV-positive is downright criminal, as onetime pop starlet Nadja Benaissa found today when a German court convicted her of grievous bodily harm for failing to disclose her condition to three partners—one of whom contracted... More »

Viagra Poppers Have Higher STD Risk

Men on Viagra, Cialis may be more likely to engage in unsafe sex

(Newser) - Viagra and Cialis users are far more likely to contract sexually transmitted diseases than men who don't take ED meds, BusinessWeek reports . Using analysis of insurance records for 1.4 million men over 40, researchers found patients on ED drugs were 2.8 times more likely to be treated for... More »

DC to Give Out Female Condoms

'Dream project' targets pockets of high-risk sexual behavior

(Newser) - Washington, DC, has given out condoms for almost a decade, but now the capital city is also offering up female condoms to boost its efforts to stem HIV infection rates. Some half-million free female condoms will soon blanket the District's schools, convenience stores, and salons in high-risk areas in a... More »

AIDS Charities Blast Hitler Sex Ad

Racy commercial stigmatizes those infected with virus, critics say

(Newser) - A racy ad showing Adolf Hitler having unprotected sex is designed to scare young people about AIDS, but charities say the spot vilifies victims of the disease, the Telegraph reports. The explicit commercial, which shows a couple undressing and having intercourse, takes a creepy twist when the camera pans up... More »

German Singer Arrested for Spreading HIV

Star accused of having unprotected sex while aware she had virus

(Newser) - A singer in Germany's biggest girl band has been arrested on suspicion of having unprotected sex while aware she was HIV-positive, the BBC reports. Prosecutors suspect that No Angels singer Nadja Benaissa had unsafe sex with three men after she knew she was infected, at least one of whom now... More »

HIV+ Brit Arrested for Unprotected Sex

(Newser) - Police have arrested a British man for allegedly keeping his HIV status secret while having unprotected sex with women, the BBC reports. Cops in Cornwall and Devon captured the suspect after multiple complaints from women who say they learned of his infection after sleeping with him. The man, 39, can... More »

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