meninlove saidSay Red, take a look at the part of the article where it talks about the sentence a straight guy got for doing this same thing to women. Up here the approach is the same for gay or straight.
I did read that, dear meninlove, and I approve of what the Canadian court did. The case here is a presumed gay man, though I'm not sure the news article states that, only that he had sex with men. Straights will also do that, yes?
My final point remains: that the gay community should be strongly on record as opposing poz persons from having sex with anyone, man or woman, who do not reveal their HIV status. Even when the sex is safe, that information should be provided to the sex partner, so the partner can make an informed decision. And I would include other STDs, as well.
As for the issue of whether ALL poz persons should declare their status, I would oppose such a mandatory requirement, and also the establishing of data banks containing such info. I am only addressing poz or STD+ persons who are having sex without honestly revealing their status.
I would remind my friends here, I willingly partnered with a poz man, who told me he had HIV at the very beginning of our relationship. And I CHOSE to have him as my loving partner, to live with him, and have sex with him, even as his bottom, as well as give him oral sex, but always safe. The issue for me is not consensual sex with a poz person.
The issue here is deception & deceit, rising to the criminal. We cannot accept this in our gay community, for our own personal good, as well as for our public image, which is vital to how the majority perceives us. A poz guy who has sex with us without acknowledging it should be anathema to us, our enemy, and I stand by that statement.