Source: CNN

California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that will reduce jail time for persons who expose their partners to HIV knowingly.

The punishment will be reduced to just months, compared to 8 years, beginning January 2018.

Proponents of the bill defend the change on the premise that it will help remove stigmas surrounding persons living with HIV, and takes into consideration research and science which indicates that persons with HIV who receive treatment have reduced chances of spreading the disease.

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Jail Time for Knowingly Exposing Partners to HIV Reduced in California

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