Aside from being morally wrong, is it illegal to lie about having hiv (i'm NOT referring to having hiv and not telling,)

Asked 4 months ago - Miami, FL

In other words, if a male wanted to get back at an ex girlfriend and called her and said " by the way i have hiv" but he actually DOES NOT have hiv. He is just saying this to get her worried, is that criminal in any way and how would it be proven he even said that if it was?

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  1. Robert David Shapiro

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    Answered . Don't do it! You may want to have her suffer but you might result in having a lawsuit against you for damages if she gets sick from what you've told her.
    My advice is simply to move on.
    Robert D Shapiro

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  2. Larea Annette Griggs

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    Answered . I don't think his actions would or could be pursued criminally by a prosecutor.

    All information provided is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice.... more
  3. Alan James Brinkmeier

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    Answered . Deliberately spreading a disease of any sort is clearly criminal. No ifs, ands or buts. However, that doesn't seem to be the question.

    There have been some proposed laws to specifically make it illegal to fail to warn someone that you are exposing them or have exposed them. More details is needed

    There are civil remedies, too. Damages. Emotional distress

  4. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. -Confucius

  5. Clifford M. Miller

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    Answered . This is certainly not criminal. What it does describe the intentional infliction of emotional distress which is sometimes called "outrage." But without significant damages, there is no case to pursue.

    This is a summary based on incomplete facts. You should not rely on it as legal advise. No attorney-client... more

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