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Australia: Bail for African migrant accused in Adelaide

March 24, 2009

An African migrant who is charged with “two counts of endangering life after he exposed his partner to the HIV virus” has been granted bail. ABC online reports that the man, whose case was first reported last month, has received … More

Australia: Man pleads guilty to infecting wife, gets three years

March 15, 2009

A court in Victoria, Australia has sentenced an HIV-positive haemophiliac to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to not informing his wife of his HIV status and subsequently infecting her. In order to protect the wife’s identity, the … More

Australia: Stuart McDonald finally pleads not guilty; trial begins next month

March 14, 2009

Stuart McDonald, the Adelaide man accused of infecting eight men with HIV in 2005 and 2006 after meeting them via a gay dating site and who has been awaiting trial since his 2007 arrest, has now pleaded not guilty and … More

Australia: Adelaide man charged with HIV exposure

February 6, 2009

The Australian reports: A 40-YEAR-OLD Adelaide man faces two charges after he allegedly knowingly exposed a woman to HIV. Yesterday detectives from the sexual crime investigation branch charged the man from Findon, in Adelaide’s western suburbs, with two counts of … More

Australia: No more appeals for Andree Chad Parenzee

October 2, 2008

Andree Chad Parenzee – who was found guilty in Adeleide in 2006 of three counts of endangering life, has run out appeals. He originally appealed last year by arguing that HIV does not cause AIDS and cannot be sexually transmitted. … More

Australia: HIV-positive sex worker gets 2 1/2 months jail for being an HIV-positive sex worker

September 15, 2008

The HIV-positive male sex worker previously named and shamed by the Canberra Public Health Department has been sentenced to two months and two weeks in prison for being an HIV-positive sex worker, acccording to a report from ABC News online. … More

Australia: Lam Kuoth’s laywers appeal against ‘excessive’ suspended sentence

August 24, 2008

Lawyers for Lam Kuoth have lodged an appeal against his two year suspended sentence for HIV exposure, claiming it is “manifestly excessive”. Story from the Herald Sun, below, which also was printed in a later editions under the rather sarcastic … More

Australia: Suspended sentence for HIV exposure angers some

August 16, 2008

Interesting (over)reaction to the two year suspended sentence handed down to Lam Kuoth for HIV exposure in Melbourne last week. Following a guilty plea to two counts of recklessly endangerment, Mr Kuoth has been sentenced to two years’ prison, suspended … More

Australia: Michael Neal not guilty of deliberate HIV transmission

July 31, 2008

It took three and half days, but following a six-week trial, the case against Michael Neal – which created a political scandal and huge media attention (see below) – has ended with a mixed verdict. The jury found 49 year-old … More

Australia: Parenzee appeals again

July 23, 2008

Andree Chad Parenzee – who was found guilty in Adeleide in 2006 of three counts of endangering life; appealed last year by arguing that HIV does not cause AIDS and cannot be sexually transmitted; and who was sentenced to nine … More

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