Florida law makes it a crime to engage in sexual intercourse if you know you have a sexually transmitted disease. According to Florida Statute § 384.24, “it is unlawful for any person who has chancroid, gonorrhea, granuloma inguinale, lymphogranuloma venereum, genital herpes simplex, chlamydia, nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)/acute salpingitis, or syphilis, when such person knows he or she is infected” to have sexual intercourse with any other person. However, if you tell your partner of the STD and they still consent to sexual intercourse, you have not violated the above statute. This has to be one of the most awkward conversations someone will ever have with his/her partner.
According to Florida Statute § 384.34, if you engage in sexual intercourse knowing you have an STD, you have committed a misdemeanor of the first degree punishable by a term of imprisonment not exceeding 1 year. In addition, you may also find yourself civilly liable. In fact, several years ago former basketball starMagic Johnson found himself defending a lawsuit for allegedly spreading HIV during sexual intercourse. In sum, spreading a known STD can land you in jail and broke.