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US: Missouri Supreme Court upholds overly broad HIV non-disclosure law following second constitutional challenge

March 16, 2016

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a woman (known as ‘S.F.’) who did not tell her sexual partner that she was living with HIV before engaging in sex. At her original trial she was found guilty of … More

US: As college student, Michael Johnson, 23, is sentenced to 30 1/2 years for HIV exposure, advocates organise and condemn Missouri’s HIV-specific law as ‘barbaric’

July 14, 2015

Yesterday, Michael Johnson, 23, was sentenced to 30 1/2 years in prison after being found guilty on May 14th of five counts stemming from the accusations of three people who said he exposed them to the virus without their knowledge. … More

US: REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act reintroduced by Congresswoman Barbara Lee even as some US states propose new HIV-specific criminal laws

April 20, 2015

The past month or so has seen a huge amount of activity around overly broad HIV criminalisation in the United States, culminating the reintroduction of the REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act by Congresswoman Barbara Lee. As well as on-going arrests and … More

US: Missouri man charged after ‘HIV threats’ during arrest

March 27, 2009

An HIV-positive Missouri man has been charged with “two counts of reckless exposure to HIV” because he “scuffled” with two police officers who were trying to arrest him and shouted at them that he was HIV-positive and “hoped they would … More

US: Another Missouri man charged with HIV exposure

February 15, 2008

A reader alerted me to this report from KSDK news, about an HIV-positive man from St Charles, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, who is charged with HIV exposure. The law in this state is clear, according to St. Charles … More

US: Missouri man charged with HIV exposure

November 12, 2007

Man charged with exposing woman to HIV Posted on Kansascity.com on Sat, Nov. 10, 2007 07:59 PM Kansas City police charged a man Saturday with knowingly exposing a woman to HIV. Calvin Williams, 33, allegedly first spoke to the 37-year-old … More

US: Missouri woman sentenced to 10 years for HIV exposure

October 18, 2007

Missouri must have some of the most draconian laws imaginable in the developed world against HIV-positive people. A 27 year-old woman was sentenced to ten years in prison for HIV exposure, after her mother reported to her police. The ‘victim’ … More

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