"I was scared and didn't know what I could or couldn't do -- and I didn't have anything to hide.So I did it." Apparently, the police spent the next several days calling contacts in Corey's phone and asking them whether they had sex with Corey and whether they knew he was HIV-positive. I spoke with him about his conversation with authorities. It seemed like he was uncomfortable asking those questions and it was pretty shocking." It is, in fact, shocking -- especially given the fact that Michigan law expressly forbids authorities from engaging in such actions."Officer Andrew called me and said he was speaking on behalf of Corey, and asked me if I knew 'about' him -- like in reference to his status of HIV undetectable. Indeed, the ACLU of Michigan fired off a letter expressing concern about Corey's "outrageous and unacceptable" treatment.The letter cites a Michigan law forbidding the disclosure of another person's HIV status without their permission.Of the many criminal cases I reviewed for my dissertation, Goodman's was perhaps the most disturbing.Goodman was arrested after a raid on a strip club in which she danced.At one point she exposed her vagina area to him and placed it on the tip of his nose and began grinding on his nose with her vagina.Q Did the confidential informant indicate that his nose actually went inside or penetrated her vaginal area? Yes, you read that correctly: Judge Dodge convicted Goodman in 2009 for allegedly allowing a man's nose to penetrate her vagina.
People don't have to worry about being rejected on the basis of their conditions.
For my doctoral research at The University of Michigan, I reviewed every conviction under Michigan's antiquated HIV disclosure law since the law was enacted in 1989.
That law makes it a felony for an HIV-positive person to engage in "sexual penetration" without first disclosing their HIV-positive status -- whether or not that sexual contact poses any risk of transmission.
In Corey's words, the probation officer originally waived the minor infraction.
"Basically, he told me that I was a model example of how drug courts can work -- and not to worry." But several hours later, he got an ominous phone call: Report to jail immediately. When he reported to jail, authorities demanded that he hand over his phone and the password to open it.