Cases

Canada: Man found guilty in double-murder trial for sexual HIV transmission

April 5, 2009

Johnson Aziga has become the first person ever to be convicted of murder for sexually transmitting HIV. The jury delivered their verdict late on Saturday after just three days of deliberation following a trial that lasted six months. Story from … More

Switzerland: Geneva Court of Justice accepts ‘Swiss statement’, quashes HIV exposure conviction

February 25, 2009

In the first ruling of its kind in the world, a court in Geneva, Switzerland, has quashed the 18 month prison sentence of a young HIV-positive man previously convicted of HIV exposure, after accepting that the risk of sexual HIV … More

US: Man in sex offender treatment programme ‘offends’ again

October 1, 2008

A New York State man has pleaded guilty to first-degree reckless endangerment after he had sex with a fellow (male) patient in a sex-offender treatment programme. According to the story in the Watertown Daily Times (which also has a rather … More

Canada: Another Ontario man pleads guilty to HIV exposure

July 23, 2008

Yet another prosecution for HIV exposure (attempted aggravated sexual assault) in Ontario, this time in St Catharines, near Niagara. The 34 year-old man, who was diagnosed with HIV in the Eighties (i.e. during his childhood), had pleaded guilty in April … More

Canada: Swiss statement on infectiousness fails to impress judge in Mabior case

July 22, 2008

The trial of Clato Mabior, the Sudanese migrant found guilty on six counts of criminal HIV exposure in Winnipeg earlier this month, was exceptional in a country where trials for criminal HIV exposure and transmission take place on an almost … More

Canada: Second African migrant guilty of HIV exposure in Winnipeg

July 22, 2008

Following the high-profile case of Clato Mabior, a second African migrant in Winnipeg – a 35 year-old unnamed man – has been convicted of two counts of aggravated sexual assault (criminal HIV exposure). He will be sentenced next month. The … More

Canada: African migrant guilty of HIV exposure in Winnipeg

July 16, 2008

Winnipeg resident, Clato Mabior (whose case was previously reported here) has been found guilty of criminal HIV exposure. He remains in custody until sentencing, but may be deported to his birthplace, the Sudan. Story from the Winnipeg Free Press below. … More

US: Georgia prisoner who attempted to bite guards, guilty of reckless conduct

July 15, 2008

An HIV-positive man found guilty of ‘reckless conduct by an HIV-infected person’ in the US state of Georgia, for attempting to bite two prison officers whilst in jail, has been found by the judge to be mentally ill and will … More

Botswana: Judge acquits lawyer accused of HIV exposure

July 2, 2008

A Botswanan judge has acquitted an HIV-positive lawyer who was accused of HIV exposure primarily due to the fact that Botswana does not have criminal HIV exposure or transmission laws. The case rested on whether the man, who had sex … More

Australia: Guilty plea for HIV exposure likely to save Melbourne man from jail

July 2, 2008

A 29 year-old Melbourne man, Lam Kuoth, is likely to receive a suspended sentence following his guilty plea last year for two counts of HIV exposure (to the same woman). The Sudanese migrant, whose case was highly publicised last year … More

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