people with a STI will no longer be required to disclose their infection to a prospective partner prior to sexual intercourse. people who are aware that they have an STI must take reasonable precautions to prevent spread of the STI.
Is it illegal to not tell someone you have herpes in Australia?
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.
Do you legally have to tell someone about herpes?
There arent any federal or state laws making it illegal for you to not tell a partner about an STD you may have. Laws on the topic vary from state to state. That being said, it is typically illegal, civilly and criminally, to knowingly or recklessly transmit an STD.
Can you sue someone for giving you herpes Australia?
Someone gave me a sexually transmitted infection (STI) - Can I sue them? The answer is yes. If your sexual partner has knowledge that they have an STI and doesnt tell you, then you have grounds to make a claim for compensation.
Is Spreading herpes a crime?
You can be convicted of the criminal transmission of an STD only if you cause someone else to be infected intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly.