recently, social media in china has exposed many cases of intentional transmission of hiv to others. although the authenticity of these cases is uncertain, it has caused widespread public concern and controversy.
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according to the latest data from the fifth national conference on aids, as of june 30, 2018, a total of 820,756 aids patients were found in china, an increase of 14% compared with the same period in 2017.
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in the second quarter of this year, there were 40,104 new cases of aids in china, of which 93.1% were sexually transmitted diseases. among them, 27,968 cases of heterosexual transmission and 9394 cases of homosexual transmission.
criminal penalty for people
purposely transmit it
after reading the above cases and the official data above, it sounds really creepy and horrible! you may have doubts, is there any criminal penalty for those people who know that they have aids, but purposely transmit others?
according to chinese law:
“if someone know that he/she is suffering from aids or is infected with hiv and is prostituted, according to the provisions of article 360 of the criminal law, he/she shall be convicted of the crime of spreading sexually transmitted diseases and severely punished.”
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consistent in the following situations to make others infected with hiv:
knowing being infected with hiv and is prostituted;
knowing being infected with hiv, deliberately does not take preventive measures and have sex with others.
in accordance with the provisions of the second paragraph of article 234 of the chinese criminal law, the crime of intentional injury shall be convicted and punished, department three years in prison and control or detention;
causing death or serious cruelty resulting in serious injury / serious disability, sentenced to more than ten years in prison, life imprisonment or death penalty.
what to do if you get infected with hiv?
treat it rationally. go to the local cdc for inspections and seek help from government and nonprofit organizations in hiv prevention and treatment.
start treatment based on the results of the examination.
to collect evidence and then report to the police.
how do high-risk groups avoid hiv infection?
uninfected high-risk people can be prevented with a drug called truvada. taking it daily can reduce the likelihood of infection in healthy people who make frequent contact with hiv-infected people.
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take blocking drugs
once you realize that this may be a high-risk sexual behavior, or even a malicious transmission of hiv, taking blocking drugs within 72 hours to prevent the spread of hiv in the body. if completed correctly within 72 hours, the probability of failure to block hiv is approximately 5/1000.