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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[Update]US: Probation sentence in Arkansas’ HIV criminalisation case after undetectable viral load is taken into consideration

Sanjay Johnson HIV Criminalization Case Closes With 5–Year Probation Sentence
February 22, 2019

US: Man living with HIV diagnosed as being in “altered mental state” charged for biting a police officer in emergency room in Chicago

HIV–positive man bit police officer, court records allege
February 21, 2019

Singapore: Former police officer stands trial for allegedly engaging in sexual activity with sex-workers without disclosing his status

Ex–police officer convicted of having sex with prostitutes without informing them of HIV status
February 18, 2019

Brazil: Man living with HIV arrested for alleged HIV exposure

Man arrested accused of infecting women with HIV
February 18, 2019

St Vincent and the Grenadines: Following deportation of man jailed in Canada for alleged HIV transmission, prosecution service confirms existence of similar provision in SVG law

Persons who wilfully pass on HIV infection can be charged – Prosecutor
February 18, 2019

[Update] US: Despite current guidelines, State Attorney pushes for prison sentence for Pensacola Man charged with alleged HIV transmission and non-disclosure

Pensacola man who knowingly spread HIV should go to prison, prosecutors argue
February 18, 2019

[Update]UK: Man sentenced to 32 months in South Devon for not disclosing his HIV status, a requirement from a previous court order

Serial love rat who infected gran, 82, with HIV jailed over new relationship
February 15, 2019

[Update]Canada: New Federal guidelines leads Northwest Territories to drop sexual assault charge for alleged HIV non-disclosure against Nunavut man

Crown stays sex assault charges against HIV–positive man in Yellowknife
February 12, 2019

US: Military highest court confirms sailor’s convictions for sexual assault due to alleged HIV non-disclosure

Failure to tell partners about HIV–positive status made sex nonconsensual, military court rules
February 9, 2019
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