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: Pennsylvania prison inmate faces felony charges after spitting at another inmate.

HIV–positive York County prisoner allegedly spits on fellow inmate, faces felony charges
October 16, 2018

US: Man living with HIV charged in Texas for spitting at Police Officer

Man charged with spitting in Killeen officer’s face
September 11, 2018

Australia: Queensland police upgrades charges against man accused of spitting at security guard because of suggested HIV

Man’s spitting assault charges upgraded because he said he has HIV
August 7, 2018

US: Alabama man charged with assault with bodily fluids for spitting on healthcare worker

HIV Positive Patient Lands in Court for Spitting on Nurse Treating Him
July 20, 2018

US: Tennessee man faces HIV criminal exposure charges for spitting at police officer

Man claims HIV, hepatitis while spitting in Nashville cop car following arrest on Broadway
June 11, 2018

US: Kentucky man charged with wanton endangerment and assault for spitting at emergency responder

Man with HIV arrested for spitting on first responder
March 5, 2018

US: Woman arrested in Tennessee for criminal exposure to HIV for spitting at police officer

A woman is behind bars for spitting in an officer’s face while being HIV positive.
March 1, 2018

UK: Avon and Somerset Police apologise after being accused of spreading misinformation over the use of spithoods and HIV transmission

Avon and Somerset Police apology over spit hood statement
November 22, 2017

UK: Devon man living with HIV on suspended sentence charged with assault and jailed for spitting at policeman

HIV positive artist jailed for spitting in a policeman’s eye and then telling him he was at risk of infection
September 4, 2017

US: Mississippi man arrested for “knowingly exposing another person to a disease” by spitting at police officer

He made racial and sexual comments. Then he spit and said he had several diseases, cops say.
September 4, 2017
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