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Big push in Iowa to decriminalize failure to tell intimate partner about HIV infection

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Advocates calling for an end to Iowa’s law that makes failure to reveal an HIV infection to an intimate partner are making a big push in Iowa this week to lobby state legislators to change the law. State Sen. Matt McCoy (D-Des Moines), who filed a bill in this General Assembly that decriminalizes failure to disclose and calls for other reforms in Iowa’s HIV notification law, said that Thursday, Feb. 7, is a particularly important day for the bill. That is when supporters will make their biggest push in Des Moines. "We're hoping it'll be a great time to educate a lot of legislators on why we need to reform the HIV criminalization statute, and why we need to bring HIV in line with other communicable diseases," McCoy said. Continue Reading →

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