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Bill aims to reduce penalties for sexually active, HIV-positive patients


A bill to decrease penalties for HIV-positive people who have sex without disclosing their condition is moving forward in the Iowa Senate.

the bill approved Tuesday, is being sent to the full Senate and is awaiting a vote.

Democratic Sen. Matt McCoy of Des Moines, introduced the bill.

It would allow people who intentionally transmit the virus to their partner to be sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in prison.

Under the current law, people with HIV can face up to 25-years in prison even if they didn't intend to infect someone.

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