Is cheating ok? Oct 13, 2010 23:04:45 GMT -5
Post by TeeHee on Oct 13, 2010 23:04:45 GMT -5
In the case of the woman I mentioned about before, both of those were proved, as her then-husband's infidelity was confirmed when she went through his emails and saw numerous incriminating exchanges between him and other men, some of which the men talked about going to "bug-chasing" events together; moreover, some of these men were married themselves so obviously this woman wouldn't be the only case. The fact that you're going out "bug-chasing" in of itself means that you're going into it with the intention of contracting(or spreading) the disease.
And of course, if he's still married to her and actively having sex with her, it would be extremely naive to think that the disease wouldn't get passed onto her.
Transmission of HIV could either be tried in a civil or criminal court of law, depending on the state. It's not a crime in every state, so in those states where it's not a crime, it would be tried as a civil case, and as criminal in those states where it's considered a crime. In criminal cases, the state/government would pay restitution for damages, whereas whoever loses the case with civil court would have to pay. Sucks for her that she lived in a state where it wasn't a crime, because the judge "awarded" her $12.5 million, but she hasn't seen a penny of it since her ex-husband is broke(filed for bankruptcy). Had she actually gotten even a fraction of that amount, she'd at least be able to pay for her HIV-related healthcare expenses.