It is possible to be charged with attempted murder if you know that you have the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, the virus that causes AIDS), but engage in unprotected sex without telling your partner.
For example, in Oregon, a man who knew that he was infected with HIV was convicted of multiple counts of attempted murder after he failed to tell several women of his HIV status and had unprotected sex with each of them.
WHY AREN’T WE CHARGING PEOPLE WHO REFUSE TO GET VACCINATED WITH A CRIME?
Imprisoned over HIV: One man’s story
The former hotel administrator was arrested three months later. The official charge: criminal transmission of HIV – a class B felony in Iowa…
“You are not allowed to infect anybody just because you think you’ve got rights that are delusional,” Gene Simmons said, then he offered up some other examples:
“You don’t have the right to go through a red light. Actually, the government has the right to tell you to stop. You have to put on the seatbelt. If they tell you you can’t smoke in a building, you can’t smoke in a building. And that’s not because they want to take away your rights. That’s because the rest of us hate it. We don’t want to smell your smoke.”
Similarly, people don’t want to catch someone else’s disease.