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: 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

US: Pennsylvania woman who told ambulance workers she had HIV faces charge of aggravated assault for biting and spitting

ATV crash victim assaulted medical personnel
August 19, 2017

France: Man living with HIV convicted for spitting at police officer in Dijon

Dijon : condamné pour avoir craché du sang sur un policier alors qu’il est porteur du VIH
August 3, 2017

US: Man charged with “intentional exposure to AIDS” in Louisiana for allegedly biting and spitting at police officers

Man who bit, spit on Harbor Police accused of ’intentional exposure to AIDS’
July 23, 2017

US: Georgia police charges man of reckless conduct by an HIV-infected person for spitting at officer

Kingsland man arrested after HIV–related incident in April
June 27, 2017

US: Pennsylvania man living with HIV charged with aggravated assault for spitting on police officer

Police: HIV–positive man spit in officer’s face
May 26, 2017
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