Personal Injury Law
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I'm so sorry to hear this is happened to you. There's no excuse for knowingly giving somebody an STD, and many state laws embrace that fact. You would have a cause of action for battery, which is an intentional and harmful touching without consent. While the actual touching was consensual, you would not have consented if you had known this pertinent information, so many states qualify this is a civil battery. There are some states that also have very specific causes of action for intentional (meaning knowing with substantial certainty) transmission of such a condition. Either way, you would be entitled to sue this person for your personal injuries and emotional distress. Age is not a consideration. Since this person told you he was negative, you would also have a cause of action for fraud. All of these causes of action would allow you to be compensated for your injuries/damages, and courts could also award punitive (punishment) monetary damages on top of that.
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