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Sweden: Gay doctor convicted of HIV exposure has sentenced reduced (update)

April 10, 2012

Update: 10th April 2012 An HIV-positive doctor who was previously convicted for ‘reckless endangerment’ for having had unprotected sex (see below) has had his sentence reduced by the Stockholm Court of Appeal, according to a brief report at DN.se. Originally … More

Important new research project on HIV criminalisation and law reform in Nordic countries by Prof. Matthew Weait

December 12, 2011

Following on from yesterday’s post on advocacy efforts underway in Sweden, other Nordic countries and Switzerland,  my friend and colleague, Matthew Weait, Professor of Law and Policy at Birkbeck College, University of London is about to undertake an important new … More

Sweden: Campaign to change draconian, punitive policies for PLHIV aiming for Government review

December 11, 2011

In Sweden, the Communicable Diseases Act requires people with diagnosed HIV to disclose in any situation where someone might be placed at risk and to also practise safer sex (which, in Sweden, means using condoms – the impact of treatment … More

Punitive Economies: The Criminalization of HIV Transmission and Exposure in Europe

November 14, 2011

Last week, Professor Matthew Weait presented this excellent paper at The Future of European Prevention Among MSM Conference (FEMP 2011) in Stockholm, Sweden. I’ll also quote from the introduction here, but the entire paper is a must-read, and can be … More

Global: Powerful personal testimony and video highlight criminalisation concerns

November 30, 2010

IPPF (the International Planned Parenthood Association) has been campaigning against the criminalisation of HIV non-disclosure, alleged exposure and non-intentional transmission for the past few years, and this World AIDS Day they are highlighting their ‘Criminalise Hate Not HIV’ Campaign. They … More

Sweden: 20 year-old man gets another eight months for second HIV exposure conviction

October 13, 2009

The 20 year-old Linköping man previously sentenced to two years in prison in 2008 for having unprotected sex without disclosure with seven women aged 17-25 and arrested last month for having unprotected sex without disclosing his HIV-positive status to a … More

Sweden: 20 year-old man previously convicted of HIV exposure arrested again

September 21, 2009

A 20 year-old Swedish man who was released from prison in January 2009 after serving 16 months of a two-year sentence for HIV exposure has been arrested again following allegations that he had unprotected sex without disclosure with a 15 … More

Sweden: Health agency criticised for not co-operating with police

October 22, 2008

The Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control has revealed in an article in a medical journal that they have refused to co-operate with police in tracking down individuals who may have broken Sweden’s draconian public health and criminal HIV exposure … More

Sweden: British man sentenced to 14 years for HIV transmission

February 1, 2008

The Associated Press reports that a British-born man who has lived in Sweden since chilhood has been jailed for 14 years on two counts of reckless HIV transmission, and 14 counts of HIV exposure. Click here for a page refresh … More

Sweden: British man guilty on two counts of HIV transmission

November 19, 2007

HIV Brit found guilty of infecting girls Published: 15th November 2007 12:38 CETA British citizen with HIV has been convicted of serious assault after having unprotected sex with 16 young girls, two of whom contracted the virus. Merrill Christer Aggett, … More

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