Criminalization Of HIV

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More than half the US Jurisdiction have regulations and programs that are suppose to prevent the criminalization of the knowing exposure of HIV before unprotected sex. However, as I read through serval of my empirical research articles, I noticed that a lot of the studies dealing with the criminal transmission of HIV and have been increasing HIV exposure. First, future research that will reduce the spread of HIV should include how the rates of sexually transmitted diseases impact the public health systems and practices; if these practices are enforced after a high-risk infection then this could reduce exposure. Second, the enforcement of these laws which would include arrests, prosecutions, convictions and sentencing. Third, alternatives to …show more content…
The goal of the proposed research will involve an inductive approach which will attempt to determine from the given data and observations broader generalizations and theories of how to reduce HIV transmission. The proposed research is also explanatory because it will help explain why some regulations and programs are ineffective leading to the spread of HIV. The research is also considered evaluation research because doing this research will help assess why the current regulations and programs are ineffective, while giving feedback to improve the regulations and programs in the future. My independent variables are 1) The enforcement of public health systems and practices, 2) The enforcement of Criminal Transmission laws, 3) HIV/AIDS counseling. My dependent variable is the transmission of HIV, which will increase or decrease depending on how effective these regulations and programs are. Our goal in this research is to test the following …show more content…
There will be 20 individuals from Miami, FL and 20 individuals will from Baton Rouge, LA. In the entire sample 20 will include people will identify as HIV positive and the other 20 people will identify as HIV negative. We will randomly assign individuals in to two groups. The first will be the experiment group and the second will be a control group. In the experimental group individuals will undergo prevention strategies. This will include being informed on criminal transmission of HIV laws including the consequences (arrests, prosecutions, convictions and sentencing) throughout the United States. Second there will be a group intervention on the effects of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and how this can influences public health systems and practices. Third there will be a group intervention where individuals will attend HIV/AIDS counseling. The control group on the other hand will participate in in an introductory public health law class, which examines the authority the government should have while informing the participants of various levels to improve the heath of all individuals through out the United States. The second program will consist of a group intervention focused on strategies for practicing safe sex, which will also include rapid STD testing. Third, the last

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