For Planned Parenthood, a Woman’s Health comes Second to a Man’s Right to Keep his HIV a Secret

While Planned Parenthood in America is rejoicing that the Republicans fully funded and getting the evidence of their crimes hushed up, the international organization is telling teens all over the planet that they have a right to sex and, if they are HIV-positive, the right to keep it a secret.

From The Federalist:

International Planned Parenthood Federation, of which Planned Parenthood Federation of America is an official affiliate, maintains it is a person’s “human right” not to tell their sexual partners they are HIV positive if they don’t want to.

It’s all laid out in International Planned Parenthood Federation’s booklet for HIV-positive youth entitled “Healthy, Happy and Hot.” It says, “Young people living with HIV have the right to decide if, when, and how to disclose their HIV status.” It continues: “Sharing your HIV status is called disclosure. Your decision about whether to disclose may change with different people and situations. You have the right to decide if, when, and how to disclose your HIV status.”

This is an organization that receives funding from the government of the United States. Yet many states have laws requiring people to disclose that they are HIV-positive before having sex.

International Planned Parenthood Federation is working to change that. “Healthy, Happy and Hot” explains, “Some countries have laws that say people living with HIV must tell their sexual partner(s) about their status before having sex, even if they use condoms or only engage in sexual activity with a low risk of giving HIV to someone else. These laws violate the rights of people living with HIV by forcing them to disclose or face the possibility of criminal charges.”

The pamphlet then gives tips to protect oneself from criminalization, and does say that the best way to protect yourself (which is apparently more important than protecting your partner) is to tell your partner that you are infected before you have sex. This section ends with the statement, “Get involved in advocacy to change laws that violate your rights.”

So teens have a right to sexual pleasure. What could possibly go wrong?

What about the “virgin murderer”? The idea that teaching teens about their right to have sex and their right to not disclose their STDs is going to make them or anyone anyone else happy, strikes me as delusional.