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M’sian Man Jailed For Lying About Sexual Activities & Donating HIV-Infected Blood In SG

today5 May 2023


source: Borneo Post Online

In accordance with the Infectious Diseases Act, a Malaysian resident of Singapore who admitted to lying about his sexual activity and HIV status when donating blood was sentenced to a three-month and two-week prison term.

The 27-year-old had filled out a donor health evaluation form in which he was questioned if he had engaged in sexual activity with another man, and whether he had had sex with more than one partner in the preceding years. Both questions elicited a “no” from him.

A medical screener from the Health Sciences Authority’s blood services division interviewed him after the questionnaire and cautioned him that any incorrect or deceptive information could result in criminal prosecution. She also advised him to contact a 24-hour hotline if he felt his blood ought not to be donated to another individual. In spite of this, he donated blood, which was later discovered to be…

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Written by: Lara Kramer

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