In most Australian states, if you have certain STIs, you have a legal responsibility to notify your potential sexual partners. The NSW government last week passed an amendment to the states Public Health Act that increased the associated penalties by doubling the maximum fines and adding potential jail time.
Can you get sued for not telling someone you have herpes?
Yes, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against someone who infected you with herpes. You can sue even if the sex was consensual. The lawsuit would claim that the transmitter was negligent. He or she could have prevented the transmission of their herpes, but failed to do so.
Can you go to jail for exposing someone to herpes?
Willfully infecting another person with an STD is a misdemeanor offense in California. Jail Time: Penalties can range from a maximum of 90 days in jail to a maximum of six months in jail, depending on the seriousness of the situation. Fines: If convicted, you may also be required to pay criminal fines of up to $1,000.
Does herpes shorten your lifespan?
Becoming infected with the herpes virus seriously complicates your social, emotional and sexual life, but it is not otherwise a terribly dangerous condition to have. Having genital herpes does make it easier to get HIV (and thus AIDS), but otherwise, the condition is not disabling, and does not reduce lifespan.
Is living with herpes bad?
Herpes isnt deadly and it usually doesnt cause any serious health problems. While herpes outbreaks can be annoying and painful, the first flare-up is usually the worst. For many people, outbreaks happen less over time and may eventually stop completely.