Oh my god the fucking comments on that post re: HIV and the idea that it will no longer be a felony are so goddamn ignorant. I hate y'all sometimes I swear. Where…in any of the comments and the original post does it say that KNOWINGLY giving someone HIV/AIDS isn’t bad?
The point IS: The amount of people who KNOWINGLY give someone HIV/AIDS is WAY LESS than the fear-mongering you have been taught to believe. They JUST said that the laws were created during the height of hysteria. DATA SCIENCE is showing that people are LESS LIKELY to go get tested and treated (so that less transmission happens) if the laws CRIMINALIZE a positive diagnosis by threatening prison time. The idea of “wah scary HIV+ people are out here sentencing people to death on purpose” is DATED AND INCORRECT.