People can acquire diseases in a number of ways. They may be bitten by another animal that has rabies, for example. Or, genetic malfunction resulting in cancer can also occur. People can also catch diseases by breathing in toxic substances. One significant way in which people can acquire diseases is through sexual intercourse when bodily fluids can be exchanged between individuals.

If you or someone you know has been wrongfully given a sexually-transmitted disease, contact the Clearwater catastrophic injury lawyers of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, PLLC by calling 1-727-441-9030.

Types of Diseases

There is a whole host of diseases that people can acquire from sexual intercourse. They may acquire HIV/AIDS. Also, they may catch gonorrhea or syphilis, which are also comparatively common diseases. These three are only some of the many sexually-transmitted diseases that people can catch.

Impact of STD’s

Sexually-transmitted diseases can have many negative effects. For one thing, medical costs can be very high. People may need medications, or they may even have to get surgery. Also, there are emotional costs. People who have diseases may feel inadequate. They may feel as though they cannot function normally in social settings.

Wrongful HIV AIDS

One way the HIV virus can be wrongfully acquired is when someone knows that she or he has the virus. Specifically, if person A has the HIV virus and knows that she or he has it, then person A should not engage in sexual intercourse with person B because person B will very likely acquire the virus from person A. If person A chooses to have intercourse with person B, then person A is putting person B at high risk and can face criminal charges as well as other charges.

Another way someone can wrongfully acquire HIV/AIDS is if someone else injects another individual with a bodily fluid from someone who has HIV/AIDS. For example, there have been a few cases where someone at a social event has injected other guests with the HIV virus. Even intentionally injecting someone with HIV/AIDS is, unsurprisingly, a crime.

Wrongfully giving someone HIV is both immoral and criminal. The individual(s) who become infected with HIV/AIDS have to deal with both heavy emotional and heavy financial costs.

Liability

People who have sexually-transmitted diseases should not engage in sexual intercourse, for they can give their partner a sexually-transmitted disease. If people know that they have a sexually-transmitted disease and nonetheless engage in intercourse with someone else, then they may have to face criminal as well as civil charges.

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