Ala Al Safi from Toronto charged with sex assault for failing to disclose HIV

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For a second time a Toronto man has been charged with sexual assault for not telling his intimate partner that he has HIV.

Ala Al Safi, 24, was charged on Monday regarding a relationship he had in 2016, this is the second time to be charged for the same incident, the previous one was regarding a relationship he had in 2011.

Police say the men Safi had relationships with in both cases received HIV from him, he failed to disclose to them about the disease which is against the law under section 102 of Ontario’s Health Protection and Promotion Act.

(thestar.com) Shahin requested the court order for Al Safi, which was issued by a Superior Court judge on May 31.

Toronto’s public health agency has offered Al Safi counseling to relay the importance of sharing his HIV status on two occasions –in 2014 and 2016 – since his condition was first reported to them in February 2011, court documents show.