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UK: Hunt for Mark James continues

October 15, 2007

Police launch international hunt for HIV spreader Police have widened their search to the continent for a fugitive who passed on HIV to his male partner. Mark James, 47, was sentenced to three years and four months in jail when … More

UK: First intentional HIV transmission case in UK?

October 3, 2007

Stories from Manchester Evening Newshttp://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1018323_man_on_hiv_assault_charge BBC NEWS:http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/7025404.stm Note: Section 18 is grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent; whereas Section 20 is reckless GBH. Dica (the first English case) was originally charged with Section 18 but due to the difficulty of … More

UK: HIV-positive asylum seeker found not guilty of rape

September 8, 2007

http://www.thetelegraphaandargus.co.uk/news/bradford/bradfordnews/display.var.1675040.0.rape_case_asylum_seeker_has_to_stay.php Rape case asylum seeker has to stay 3:54pm Saturday 8th September 2007 An HIV-positive asylum seeker, who was cleared of rape after having unprotected sex with a woman at her flat, cannot be returned to his home country because … More

UK: Six years’ prison for gay HIV-positive ‘slave’ following rape conviction

September 4, 2007

This is startlingly similar to a Dutch case that was widely reported in June. This case, in Leighton Buzzard, Hertfordshire, did not receive widespread publicity.http://www.leightonbuzzardonline.co.uk/news/Gay-rape-gang-men-jailed.3168669.jp Gay rape gang men jailed Published Date: 04 September 2007 Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer Location: … More

UK: Michael Fielder sentenced (UK reckless transmission case thrown out due to lack of evidence)

July 14, 2007

From This Is Cheshire Disabled man who had sex with boy avoids jail Saturday 14th July 2007 By Staff reporter A DISABLED Northwich man who had sex with a teenage boy without telling him he had HIV, escaped a jail … More

HIV crimes – lawyers’ views

September 19, 2006

HIV crimes – lawyers’ views BBC News – September 19, 2006Michelle Roberts, Health reporter Two lawyers who have defended men accused of recklessly transmitting HIV share their views and experience regarding HIV prosecutions. Kharrim Arif, a solicitor in London, was … More

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