Monday, August 11, 2008

HIV and sex

Today a judge gave a suspended sentence to Lam Kuoth after he had earlier pleaded guilty to two charges of recklessly endangering another person.

Various media have picked it up with the Geelong Advertiser headline reading "Reckless HIV lover walks free"

What I find interesting about this case is that the women he had unprotected sex with was 24 and appears to have freely consented to sex.

I find it worrying that a 24 year old women wouldn't insist on him wearing a condom and wonder why this is the case and why she appears to be willing to have unprotected sex. She should be will aware of the risks of sexually transmitted diseases and I find it disturbing that she didn't take some responsibility and insist on protection.

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