Cases

The latest cases curated for the HIV Justice Network from global news reports.  Older cases from the Criminal HIV Transmission blog are also included.

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Cambodia: Unlicenced medic charged with intentional HIV transmission and murder for reusing needles after more than 200 villagers are diagnosed with HIV

Murder charge in HIV case
December 23, 2014

US: Ohio man who pled guilty to HIV non-disclosure sentenced to five years’ probation for felonious assault, angering the complainant

Man With HIV Who Did Not Tell Partner Sentenced To Probation, Victim Upset With Decision
December 18, 2014

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network reacts to first female prosecution for HIV non-disclosure in Manitoba

AIDS rights group says criminal justice system has ’HIV phobia’
December 18, 2014

Canada: Jury finds Manitoba woman, 27, guilty of aggravated sexual assault for alleged HIV non-disclosure

Woman convicted of aggravated sexual assault in HIV case
December 17, 2014

Canada: Winnipeg man receives close to maximum prison sentence for attempted aggravated assault for spitting “bloody” saliva on a cop following Superior court appeal

HIV ’ambush’ nets 6 1/2–year term
December 16, 2014

US: Local and state health departments “instrumental” in conviction of Mississippi man

South MS man to serve 10 years for exposing 2 people to HIV
November 21, 2014

Zimbabwe: Sixth HIV prosecution since 2012 under vague and overly broad Section 79 of Criminal Law Act

15 years for infecting girl with HIV
November 20, 2014

Australia: Western Australian police can now force people who spit at or bite cops to undergo HIV and hepatitis B/C testing to “ease concern”

Police biters to face blood tests
October 28, 2014

India: Delhi High Court acquits man with HIV for alleged ‘HIV exposure’ following no proof of ‘unnatural sex’

HIV+ man acquitted of sodomizing boy – The Times of India
October 27, 2014

South Africa: Section 27 lawyers argue that using attempted murder charges for potential HIV exposure during rape does a disservice to rape survivors and to people with HIV

Criminalising HIV transmission stigmatises HIV rather than shows concern for rape
October 14, 2014
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