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Is it a crime to not tell your partner you have an std


Jan 29, 2024
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Is it a crime to not disclose STD?

This list covers a range of infections but STIs include chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, HIV, shigella, donovanosis, and hepatitis a, b and c. In some states, notably New South Wales, Tasmania and Queensland, it’s an offence just to knowingly expose someone to an infection, even if they don’t actually become infected.

Is it a legal requirement to tell someone you have an STI?

Choosing not to disclose that you have an STI prior to relationship is not by itself, regardless of the ethical considerations, a crime. However, if a person does not disclose the fact they have an STI and the other person catches it, the criminal law may be engaged.

What STDs do you legally have to disclose?

Reference. For this section of the Act, STIs are notifiable conditions that are sexually transmissible. This includes: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, lymphogranuloma venereum, hepatitis B and HIV.

What do I do if my partner has an STD?

The most helpful thing you can do is listen to your partner’s concerns and fears and offer information about the STD. Give your partner time to take in the information. If you and your partner have already had relationship, stop having relationship until you can both get tested, even if your partner doesn’t have any symptoms.

Can you sue someone for giving you an STD Australia?

Someone gave me a sexually transmitted infection (STI) – Can I sue them? The answer is yes. If your sexual partner has knowledge that they have an STI and doesn’t tell you, then you have grounds to make a claim for compensation.

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