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Medical Jurisprudence

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Sections related to person with HIV infection are : (LQ)



A S. 269 I.P.C. & 270 I.P.C.

B S. 299 I.P.C. & 300 I.P.C.

C S. 497 IPC & 498 IPC

D S. 375 IPC & 376 IPC

Ans. A
S. 269 I.P.C. & 270 I.P.C.

a. Section 269. Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life

b. Whoever unlawfully or negligently does any act which is, and which he knows or has reason to believe to be, likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six month, or with fine, or with both.

c. Section 270. Malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life

d. Whoever malignantly does any act which is, and which he knows or has reason to believe to be, likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

Comments

HIV infection

In a case the petitioner has raised the question whether a person suffering from HIV (+) contracting marriage with a willing partner after disclosing the factors of disease to that partner will be committing an offence under sections 269 and 270.

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