Cases

US: Alleged South Dakota gay HIV exposure case investigated, headline TV news

August 24, 2008

It was the headline story on the local TV news, but where is the story, exactly? Apparently, Sioux Falls police are investigating a report of criminal HIV exposure after a 25-year-old man reported to them that he recently learned that … More

Tennessee: Memphis pool worker charged with rape, HIV exposure; media furore

August 21, 2008

A media furore has exploded in Memphis, Tennessee, after a city swimming pool employee was charged with raping a 17-year-old girl and exposing her to HIV. The media reports were based on a Memphis Police Department press release (below). The … More

Canada: Another Ontario man accused of HIV exposure

July 3, 2008

A 24 year-old migrant has been arrested in a suburb of Toronto accused of aggravated sexual assault because he did not disclose his HIV status to a 21 year-old woman with whom he had consensual sex earlier in the year. … More

US: Another Dallas man accused of using his HIV as a weapon

June 9, 2008

Just weeks after a Dallas court controversially handed down a 35 year prison sentence to an HIV-positive man for spitting at a police officer – with the jury finding his saliva to be a weapon – a second HIV-positive Dallas … More

US: First-ever case of criminal HIV exposure in Mississippi?

May 20, 2008

A 28 year-old woman has been charged under Mississippi’s 2004 HIV exposure laws after her husband of four years went to police to claim he hid her HIV status from him. He is also suing her for divorce and custody … More

US: Wisconsin ‘HIV exposure’ teen interviewed on TV from jail

April 26, 2008

It couldn’t happen in the UK, but amazingly, the 18 year-old man accused of HIV exposure was interviewed for local TV from his prison cell. In my previous posting I had been under the impression that he had been released … More

US: Wisconsin teen charged with HIV exposure

April 23, 2008

The 18 year-old man who was being investigated by police for HIV exposure after his aunt told his former girlfriends he was HIV-positive, has now been charged with ‘second-degree recklessly endangering safety’, which could result in up to 10 years … More

US: Teenage Wisconsin student investigated for HIV exposure

April 14, 2008

An 18 year-old Wisconsin high school student is being investigated for criminal HIV exposure after his aunt – with whom he had been living for six months, but to whom he had not disclosed his HIV status until he moved … More

Australia: Jilted wife accuses husband of criminal HIV transmission twelve years after alleged event

March 29, 2008

A 39 year-old HIV-positive Melbourne man is being accused of “intentionally causing another person to become infected with a very serious disease, reckless conduct endangering life and reckless conduct endangering serious injury” more than twelve years after the alleged event. … More

US; South Carolina man charged with HIV exposure

March 25, 2008

A South Carolina man has been charged with exposing his girlfriend to HIV without disclosing his status. The woman is now HIV-positive, but the story – surprisingly well-written and balanced for a local newspaper – does not suggest that he … More

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