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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US: Iowa Supreme Court reverses Nick Rhoades ‘HIV exposure’ conviction due to improved knoweldge and understanding of HIV risks

Victory! Iowa Supreme Court Reverses Conviction in Lambda Legal HIV Criminalization Case
June 13, 2014

Uganda: Village court finds 39 year-old woman guilty of infecting 5 teenage boys with HIV, despite no real evidence

Village court ’jails’ Masaka woman over HIV infections
February 17, 2014

UK: Young heterosexual man in Wales pleads not guilty to reckless HIV and hepatitis B transmission. Next hearing May 12

Man accused of infecting woman with HIV appears in court
February 17, 2014

Canada: B.C. Supreme Court jury convicts Zimbabwean migrant of aggravated sexual assault for HIV non-disclosure

HIV–positive man found guilty of aggravated sexual assault for exposing sex partners
February 7, 2014

US: Mississippi man who spat at a cop during arrest charged under unscientific state HIV exposure law

Man accused of exposing Gulfport police officer to HIV
February 6, 2014

Zimbabwe: Fifth HIV-related criminal prosecution in two years

Husband in dock for infecting wife with HIV
February 5, 2014

Ireland: Judge refers case of man with HIV who bit cop to jury trial, saying ‘allegations too serious’ for lower court

GARDA ’TRAUMATISED’ OVER ALLEGED BITING, COURT TOLD
January 30, 2014
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