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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Canada: Ontario man sentenced to 18 months for biting police officers and causing “psychological trauma”, despite being HIV negative

Man admits assaulting police, precipitated HIV scare
May 27, 2016

Canada: Nova Scotia court finds condom use alone significantly reduces HIV risk and acquits man on sexual assault charge for HIV non-disclosure to one woman, but convicts him for condomless sex with another – viral load apparently not considered

[Name] convicted after failing to disclose HIV–positive status to woman
May 27, 2016

Russia: Kemerovo District Court finds prisoner guilty of criminal HIV transmission to wife whom he married in the penal colony; sentences him to a further two years

29–летний уголовник умышленно заразил свою жену ВИЧ–инфекцией, за что и поплатился
May 22, 2016

Switzerland: New HIV law results in first acquittal, as prosecution could not prove malicious intent.

Il transmet le virus VIH: acquitté
May 10, 2016

US: Nushawn Williams loses his latest appeal to be released from civil confinement

Nushawn Williams loses bid to be released from civil confinement
May 9, 2016

Zambia: Woman sues for divorce and asks court for compensation for alleged HIV transmission

Wife pleads for compensation after hubby infects her with HIV
May 9, 2016

US: Tennessee sex worker charged with alleged criminal exposure to HIV

Rossville woman charged with criminal exposure to HIV
May 9, 2016

US: Idaho district court dismisses Kerry Thomas’s HIV criminalisation appeal

Breaking: Kerry Thomas HIV Criminalization Appeal Dismissed
May 6, 2016

Belarus: Brest regional court sentences taxi driver to 5 years imprisonment for alleged HIV transmission and grievous bodily harm

Таксиста, заразившего жену ВИЧ–инфекцией, на 5 лет отправили за решетку
May 5, 2016
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