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Vijaymbhave (It Developer)     29 March 2010

Divorce on Vulnerable Disease

If the only husband is suffereing from Haptitus B.

can wife file petition for divorce on the same ground as haptitus B is vulnerable disease.




 10 Replies


yes, she can file, but she must have sufficient documentary proofs.

Pragnesh Nathavat (physical therapist)     29 March 2010

hi, i m not a lawyer but a physio therapist. and as my profession, i know about hepatitis B more than any lawyer. Hepatitis B is treatable. her husband shud take intense treatment for maximum of few months and he will be absolutely alright. by saying hepatitis B is vulnerable disease i dont get its meaning. if you mean to say venereal disease, yes it is. but if treated properly it can be ok. and when HbSAg test becomes negative, wife can have physical relation with husband without any fear of infection. but remember s*xual intercourse is not the only route of spread of this disease. this lady shud take other disinfectant and sterilising care also at home. 

Suryanarayana Tangirala (Advocate)     29 March 2010

U/s.13(iii) Of HM ACT and its explanation provided '' veneral diseases in communicable form'' is stated i dont think Hepatitis is such disease so no divorce can be sought for on this ground


It is  "venereal disease" means the disease that is popularly known as "s*x disease" acquired due to coopulation with a person who has got that disease.  On that ground, divorce can be sought.  If this disease is proved, automatically adultery also can be proved.

sridher (system analyst)     23 April 2015

any judgement of any court based concealment of disease like Hepatitis-b on divorse

sridher (system analyst)     12 October 2015


just think like a advocate  or just like my brother

sridher (system analyst)     10 January 2016

Mr.Pragne and suryanarayana pls go through with this book Butterworths Medical Dictionary. Then why divorse is not granted.

Rakhi Madam is right

sridher (system analyst)     10 January 2016

In karnataka two courts have granted divorse bases on Hepatitis-b ground

sridher (system analyst)     10 January 2016

In karnataka two courts have granted divorse based on Hepatitis-b ground

sridher (system analyst)     10 January 2016

In my case My wife admitted that she is a Hepatitis-b patient simple court granted the divorse

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