Scientists back argument for change in HIV disclosure rules from man facing charges (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)
A B.C. man facing a dozen charges of aggravated sexual assault for not disclosing his HIV status to people he had unprotected sex with doesn’t believe certain people living with the virus should be required to tell sexual partners.
Now, some Vancouver civil libertarians, along with scientists from the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, are backing up his argument.
In a Globe and Mail editorial published last month, Dr. Julio Montaner, UBC-St. Paul's Hospital Foundation chair in AIDS Research, and Dr. Kora DeBeck, research scientist at the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, said Canadians need more information on the risks of HIV transmission by people receiving medical treatment.
Ben Miljure reports
Tiko Kerr, Vancouver Artist and patient of Dr. Julio Montaner