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Australia: Man suing SA for not preventing Stuart McDonald from ‘infecting him with HIV’ complains over costs

July 15, 2008

A man from Melbourne who is suing the South Australian Government for ‘allowing’ Stuart McDonald to ‘infect him with HIV’ is now publicising his problems with the costs of the complaint. His lawyer has now gone public with the fact … 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

Australia: Stuart McDonald case further delayed

June 9, 2008

The trials of Stuart McDonald – the Adelaide man accused of criminal HIV transmission, and who is yet to plead to allegations that he infected eight men with HIV in 2005 and 2006 – has been delayed a further eight … More

Australia: Sydney man pleads guilty to criminal HIV transmission

June 5, 2008

A 37 year-old man who apparently knew he had been living with HIV since he was 18, has pleaded guilty to “deliberately and maliciously” infecting his wife with the virus, and will be sentenced in August – he faces up … More

Australia: New booklet clarifies that disclosure – even with condoms – is mandatory in NSW

May 13, 2008

A new booklet, ‘Disclosing your HIV status’, produced by the New South Wales HIV/AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) highlights that both public health and criminal laws mandate that diagnosed HIV-positive people in NSW must disclose their HIV status prior to any … More

Australia: Not guilty verdict in Melbourne HIV exposure trial

April 4, 2008

A man whose case notes were released to police investigating Michael Neal has been found not guilty of criminal HIV transmission, reports The Geelong Advertiser. The prosecution’s case against Mr Solomon Mwale, 38, originally from Zambia, hinged on the timing … 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

Australia: Melbourne man not guilty of reckless HIV transmission

March 20, 2008

A Melbourne man on trial for reckless HIV transmission was found not guilty by a jury this week. Details are sparse, but it seems the case hinged on whether the accused had disclosed his HIV status to the complainant before … More

Australia: Melbourne man on trial for reckless HIV transmission

March 12, 2008

An HIV-positive Melbourne man is on trial for reckless HIV transmission. It’s not clear from the report whether the complainant is a man or a woman, but my gut reaction is that this is a heterosexual case. The case appears … More

Australia: Perth man stabbed with syringe unlikely to have HIV

March 12, 2008

So much of the reporting I see on HIV-related ‘crimes’ is shoddy and scare-mongering, so I was pleased to see this follow-up story from ABC News online that highlights how hard it is to be infected with HIV by being … More

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