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US: HIV Criminalization Task Force being set up to challenge Florida’s HIV-specific criminal law

Interview with Tami Haught on HIV Criminalization
April 27, 2015

Kenya: Detailed analysis of recent High Court ruling on Kenya’s HIV-specific law by Annabel Raw, head of Health Rights Programme at the Southern Africa Litigation Centre

Kenyan High Court Declares Law Criminalizing HIV Transmission Unconstitutional | OHRH
April 23, 2015

US: Indiana Health Department initiates and supports prosecution of an individual linked to eight new infections since 2003

Vigo County Health Department: Resident accused of knowingly spreading HIV for more than a decade
April 22, 2015

Greece: Mandatory HIV testing law, Health Decree 39A, repealed again by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Dispatches: Greece Repeals Abusive Health Regulation
April 21, 2015

NZ: Name suppression supported by police and defence in one of two ongoing Auckland HIV ‘reckless’ transmission cases

HIV infection case: Accused seeks further name suppression – National – NZ Herald News
April 21, 2015

US: covers the Michael ‘Tiger Mandingo’ Johnson case, highlighting the racial aspect to HIV criminalisation in the United States

The Disturbing Way America’s Legal System Turns People’s Bodies Into Weapons
April 16, 2015

Two ongoing prosecutions in Michigan noted in this excellent piece highlighting the problems of overly broad HIV criminalisation

Experts: Criminalizing HIV Transmission Fuels Spread of Virus
April 14, 2015

US: Florida man sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to HIV non-disclosure; female complainant, now living with HIV, wants to change HIV law into a sex crime

Collier man gets 10–year prison sentence for infecting woman with HIV
April 10, 2015

US: Missouri proposal to add spitting whilst HIV-positive to criminal law likely defeated following strong pushback

Missouri House Committee Holds Hearing on Bill which Criminalizes People Living with HIV
April 9, 2015

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