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India: Bombay court rules existing criminal law sufficient to investigate HIV exposure/transmission

December 19, 2007

A short and somewhat unclear story from The Telegraph of Calcutta, India suggests that existing Indian law can be used to investigate and prosecute HIV exposure following non-disclosure (and possibly ‘reckless’ HIV transmission) under Sections 308 and 420 of the … More

India: Delhi judge allows man to divorce wife because she is HIV-positive

November 2, 2007

Court allows ‘HIV’ divorce In the first case of its kind, a Delhi court granted divorce to a man because he could not have sexual intercourse with his HIV-positive wife. Additional district judge Rajnish Bhatnagar allowed the divorce petition filed … More

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