Lawmakers Push For Statewide Plan To End New HIV, STD Infections

January 17, 2020 14:00 pm · 31 comments

State Sen. Scott Wiener on Thursday introduced a bill that would require state agencies to create a comprehensive plan to end new HIV infections, as well as other STDs, throughout California.

Senate Bill 859 calls on the California Health and Human Services Agency to work with the California Public Health Department’s Office of AIDS to set targets for ending new infections of HIV, hepatitis C virus and other sexually transmitted diseases, as well as identify programs, policies, strategies and money to reach those targets.

“We have the tools to end new infections of HIV and STDs. What we’re missing is political will,” Wiener said in a statement.

“This bill, SB 859, would require California to make a plan to end this epidemic, and help state agencies access the necessary resources to do so. I’m proud to be introducing another piece of legislation fighting for the LGBT community, which, alongside other marginalized communities, is disproportionately impacted by HIV and STDs. California must be a leader on these issues, and right now we’re at risk of falling behind,” he said.

Antonius January 17, 2020 at 2:16 PM

So a “Law” is going to stop STD infections and HIV ? Ok I believe that (not) How much will this cost us for nothing?

Mimi (original) January 17, 2020 at 4:37 PM

REALLY? They think a BILL will end STDs? What are they smoking?? They’ve obviously got their heads up their hinterlands!

Carnac the Magnigicent January 17, 2020 at 2:23 PM

Ban sex? A license from the Government to have sex? Approved training before you can have sex? A sex registry? A background check before you can have sex? A background check before you can purchase prophylactics? A 10 day cooling off period before having sex? A ban on tactical sex?

Seems to be the answer for gun violence….

Bad Nombre January 17, 2020 at 2:48 PM

You forgot banning California residents from going out of state to have sex … but you can have sex with an out of state person provided that they have first been delivered to a licensed sex dealer.

Carnac the Magnificent January 17, 2020 at 4:34 PM

@ Bad Nombre

Good catch…. and if you violate these common sense sex control laws we will put you in jail and if convicted, you will be permanently prohibited from having sex or possessing sex paraphernalia.

The Government is not trying to take sex away from you, they are just trying to prevent people from going blind and having orgies.

Sick of it January 17, 2020 at 2:40 PM

This from the same idiot that removed not letting some one know you are infected and having sex with them and infecting them from being a crime

Tim January 17, 2020 at 4:35 PM

You are somewhat correct. It is California SB 239 that reduced the penalty from a felony to a misdemeanor for knowingly infecting a victim.

WC January 17, 2020 at 5:47 PM

If he wants to fix things he should make not telling someone you have HIV a felony again instead of a misdemeanor.

Misinformed January 19, 2020 at 6:16 PM

The studies show that laws colonizing HIV infection actually increase the infection rate. These laws that criminalize infection are dangerous to public health.

Also it is almost impossible to prosecute these cases since it must be proven that the person infected with HIV intended to infect the other person. The likelyhood of infection is very low to non existant when on HIV treatment drugs.

Bruce W Aldrich January 17, 2020 at 2:41 PM

I think the last comment just about covers it all .

Rollo Tomasi January 17, 2020 at 3:02 PM

This from an individual that would hold his breath if President Trump came out in favor of oxygen.

Local Lady January 17, 2020 at 3:11 PM

A bill to make a plan? Shouldn’t you make a plan and then pass a bill to implement it?

Ricardoh January 17, 2020 at 3:21 PM

identify programs, policies, strategies and (( MONEY )) to reach those targets.

Gittyup January 17, 2020 at 3:33 PM

The immense resources Weiner is talking about should be committed to ending a disease which is not otherwise subject to elimination by the practice of self control.

Gittyup January 17, 2020 at 11:12 PM

I think it is important to note the Weiner introduced legislation that was passed by the legislature which reduced the penalty from a felony to a misdemeanor for intentionally infecting another with HIV. At what point did he get a twinge of conscience then that makes him want to end the disease he was instrumental in encouraging the spread of by his previously liberal-minded brainfog representation. Weiner is actually no hot dog, he’s a meat substitute. A snowflake? No, just a flake!

chuckie the troll January 17, 2020 at 3:55 PM

We KNOW how these diseases are spread/transmitted. No one can honestly say they don’t know how this works. Call it unsafe procreative activities, if you will. If you have multiple partners, who have multiple partners, these diseases will continue to spread. This is just stupid people doing stupid things and then blaming everyone else.

Dorothy January 17, 2020 at 4:14 PM

Chasity belts anyone? I think they make something like that for men to. That should solve the problem.

The Fearless Spectator January 17, 2020 at 4:15 PM

“California must be a leader on these issues, and right now we are at risk of falling behind.” Falling behind may be part of the problem.

MoJo January 17, 2020 at 5:51 PM

If all of the politicians in California were eliminated and the Capitol Building shuttered for a year would anybody notice or care? I think we would all be better off and would save some money to boot.

Sick of it January 17, 2020 at 8:03 PM

Yes we would notice. Things would probably get a lot better

hill January 17, 2020 at 6:35 PM

How about a state wide effort to reduce drug addicts.

Ricardoh January 17, 2020 at 6:38 PM

It maybe better to do something about the coming plague from homeless encampments. Rats equal plague.

Max January 17, 2020 at 7:24 PM

They would rather pass another stupid bill than solve Ca.’s present problems, due to homeless encampments. Makes them feel like they are doing something, while Ca.’s major problems continue to get worse.

little rant January 17, 2020 at 6:40 PM

“what we’re missing is political will”???? You think legislating it is going to stop it???? What we’re missing is personal will power…among other things…

weppin January 17, 2020 at 6:43 PM

The most effective way to prevent HIV and STD’s in the LGBT community is to pass a new law that simply says: “Sit down and keep your mouth shut!”.

ZZ January 17, 2020 at 9:34 PM

Hmmm, looks like Trump already addressed it last year in the State of the Union. So I wonder what Weiner/state of California is up to.

james January 18, 2020 at 12:30 AM

As long as the liberals feel burped,its all that matters
.”hey we tried.blah blah blah”Always making a point of
“look everyone,its a dumb idea but we wont accept any real ones”

Walter January 18, 2020 at 10:46 AM

Hard to take it seriously just weeks after they decriminalize knowingly spreading your hiv.

Dangus khan January 18, 2020 at 5:39 PM

Cant even take this serious his last name is wiener…

Gittyup January 18, 2020 at 6:25 PM

He’s meatless! 😀

Cyn January 19, 2020 at 12:11 PM

He’s such a wiener.

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