This story deserves more research and conversation, but I had to post something about it.
ESPN.com reports that Trevis Smith, who played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, was sentenced to 5.5 years in prison for having unprotected sex with two women and knowingly exposing them to HIV.
Aside from the obvious irony that he played for a team called the Roughriders, this case seems to set a precendent that even in instances of consensual sex, someone can be convicted for not disclosing the details of his or her sexual health.
This decision really makes it clear that the Canadian legal system will be taking issues of HIV/AIDS seriously, even as the US tried to pretend that it's no longer worth talking about.
The decision also opens up for possibly thousands more like it and it will be interesting to see what kind of press it gets and if regular people are brought to trial for similar infractions.