Cases

South Africa: HIV-positive father accused of attempted murder for raping son

February 15, 2008

An HIV-positive father is on trial in the South African capital, Pretoria, for the rape and attempted murder of his ten year-old son, according to a report from the South African Press Agency. The charge sheet alleges the father had … More

US: HIV-positive man who forced wife to have oral sex arrested for HIV exposure, rape

February 12, 2008

An HIV-positive man was arrested in the New Orleans area last Saturday, after his wife complained to police investigating a disturbance that he had forced her to have oral sex with her, without a condom.He is charged with aggravated rape, … More

Azerbaijan: 18 year-old girl accused of HIV transmission; UNICEF ‘alarmed’

February 5, 2008

Two reports from Azerbaijan news agencies are highlighting the case of 18-year-old Elnara Ahmadova, who faces sentencing tomorrow for ‘deliberate’ HIV transmission. The reports are somewhat confusing, but suggest that Elnara was diagnosed five years ago, and is/was a sex … More

Egypt: Human Rights Watch highlights criminalisation of people with HIV

February 5, 2008

This blog is largely concerned with prosecutions for HIV exposure or transmission; often we refer to this in short-hand as ‘the criminalisation of HIV’. But, according to a devastating news report today from Human Rights Watch, Egypt has criminalised people … More

US: Illinois man charged with HIV exposure

January 14, 2008

A shoddily-written article from a local paper in Illinois reports that a 53 year-old HIV-positive man, Raymond Walker, is being charged under Illinois’ draconian ‘intentional HIV exposure’ laws [see this link for a summary of US HIV exposure laws] after … More

Australia: Perth man released on bail

January 8, 2008

A major update on the case of Wepukhulu Zebtek reported on Monday. His new lawyer has successfully argued that since the woman tested HIV-positive three days following the alleged rape, his client could not have infected the woman. Zebtek is … More

Australia: Perth man charged with criminal HIV transmission, rape

January 7, 2008

A Perth man, Wepukulu Zebtec, has been charged with ‘aggravated sexual penetration’ after allegedly raping a woman and apparently infecting her with HIV. “The court was also told that the woman went to Royal Perth Hospital three days after the … More

US: Arkansas man charged with HIV exposure, rape

December 27, 2007

An Arkansas man has pleaded not guilty to charges related to allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl and exposing her to HIV. His trial is set for February 28th. Full story from Northwest Arkansas Times below. Fayetteville man pleads innocent to … More

US: Heterosexual HIV exposure case in Virginia

December 14, 2007

A North Carolina man Robert Earl Johnson, 42, has been charged with infected sexual battery in neighbouring Viriginia – a Class 6 felony that carries a potential five-year jail term – accused of having unprotected sex with his girlfriend without … More

UK: First intentional HIV transmission case in UK?

October 3, 2007

Stories from Manchester Evening Newshttp://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1018323_man_on_hiv_assault_charge BBC NEWS:http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/7025404.stm Note: Section 18 is grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent; whereas Section 20 is reckless GBH. Dica (the first English case) was originally charged with Section 18 but due to the difficulty of … More

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