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UK: Police accused of fear mongering by playing up the risks of HIV and hepatitis C transmission through spitting

Police accused of exaggerating risks of HIV to introduce spit guards
November 19, 2017

US: Webinar on HIV criminalisation primarily aimed at defense lawyers organised by NACDL and CHLP on Dec 15

NACDL and CHLP to Co–Host Webinar on HIV Criminalization Thursday, December 7, 2017
November 16, 2017

UK: Professor Matthew Weait reflects on the first convictions for intentional HIV transmission in England & Wales

Daryll Rowe guilty – but is criminal law the right way to stop the spread of HIV?
November 16, 2017

[Update]France: 42-year-old man sentenced to 7 years in jail for alleged “deliberate” HIV transmission

Transmission du VIH : Sékou Camara condamné à sept ans de prison
November 16, 2017

[Update]UK: 26 year-old man convicted of grievous bodily harm with intent and attempted GBH for HIV transmission and exposure

Hairdresser found guilty of trying to infect 10 Grindr dates with HIV
November 16, 2017

US: Woman from Tennessee charged with criminal exposure to HIV for biting police officer

Woman With AIDS Bites Police Officer
November 14, 2017

Taiwan: 11 men charged with alleged HIV-exposure and non-disclosure at sex parties

Eleven men charged with concealing HIV infections
November 10, 2017

[update]US: Jury fails to reach verdict in case of former police officer facing felony charges in Florida for alleged HIV non-disclosure

Mistrial for former officer accused of not telling partners about HIV status
November 10, 2017

Africa: Civil society organisations deliver statement condemning HIV criminalisation at African Commission on Human and People’s Rights

Civil society statement on the criminalisation of HIV at the 61st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights
November 8, 2017

US: Scientific advances and determined advocates are forcing US states to re-evaluate HIV criminal laws

Science battles politics in growing state–by–state debate over HIV felony charges
November 8, 2017

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