It is also a felony for HIV-positive people to donate blood, body organs or other tissue.
These services are only for people with STIs, which has provided a refuge for daters looking to avoid stigma.
Under current California law, Rogel, 26, could be convicted of a felony if his partner says he didn’t disclose his HIV-positive status, even if he has taken preventive measures or medication or if his partner does not get the disease.
When anti-retroviral therapy is successful, it all but eliminates the possibility that someone will transmit the infection, according to the Division of AIDS at the National Institutes of Health, citing a groundbreaking study whose results were announced in 2011.
Another law upgrades a misdemeanor for prostitution to a felony if the person charged has HIV or AIDS.
Knowingly transmitting other communicable diseases, including other sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes and hepatitis, are charged as misdemeanors under California state law.