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News in Brief: Michigan


Advocate (06/16/92) No. 605, P. 25

A Michigan law which requires that people who test positive for HIV inform their sexual partners of their condition does not violate privacy rights guaranteed by the state constitution, according to a May 5 ruling by Lake County circuit court judge Richard Cooper. The ruling was being questioned by lawyers for Jeffrey Hanlon, a former Baldwin resident who is facing criminal charges for neglecting to inform a sexual partner that he is infected with HIV. Hanlon was the first person in the state to be indicted under the law, which was put into effect in 1988.


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