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


US: Tennessee woman who attempted suicide charged with aggravated assault for spitting on first responder

Woman With HIV Arrested, Spit On First Responder
May 7, 2017

Ireland: Man who spat at police officer during arrest sentenced to 2 months in prison

Stab victim who spat blood in garda’s mouth is jailed for two months
April 25, 2017

US: 37-year-old man charged with intentional exposure to HIV and assault in South Dakota for spitting at police officer

Man indicted on intentional exposure to HIV charge
April 11, 2017

US: Florida man charged with two counts of battery for spitting on police officer during arrest

Florida man threatened to give cop HIV; spit blood at responders
February 23, 2017

US: Ohio Court might reconsider restitution order for HIV positive man but not his 28 months sentence in prison for spitting

Restitution order reversed for HIV–positive Mentor man accused of spitting on two people
December 25, 2016

Canada: Ontario woman living with HIV given suspended sentence with 18 months probation for spitting

London courts: HIV–infected spitter draws suspended sentence
October 29, 2016

USA: Missouri man claiming to have hepatitis and HIV is charged for spitting at police officer

Hepatitis–infected man accused of spitting in officer’s eye
July 23, 2016

USA: Ohio man who spat on police officers faces an additional third-degree felony charge for being HIV positive despite zero transmission risk

Man with HIV gets felony after spitting on officers
July 2, 2016

US: Florida – 48-year old homeless woman faces charge of aggravated assault for spitting at police officer

Suspect threatens to transmit HIV to police officer
May 5, 2016

US: Wisconsin man with HIV and hepatitis B / C charged with two felony counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety for spitting in the faces of two hospital security officials

Man charged after spitting incident
August 20, 2015
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