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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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: 33-year-old man pleads guilty to felonious assault in Ohio for alleged HIV non-disclosure

HIV–positive man again pleads guilty
September 1, 2017

US: Man living with HIV arrested in Florida for alleged HIV non-disclosure

HIV positive man arrested for having sex without informing partner
August 31, 2017

US: Ohio man charged with felonious assault for alleged HIV non-disclosure

Cleveland man spread HIV to woman while hiding that he had the virus, police say
August 25, 2017

[Update]US: Court finds Ohio woman mentally competent to stand trial and face felonious assault charge for alleged HIV non-disclosure

Woman found stable for trial
August 25, 2017

[Update] Canada: 34-year-old man accused of aggravated assault in Québec granted bail; Court asks for viral load confirmation as one of the conditions

An HIV–positive defendant for aggravated sexual assault released
August 24, 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

UK: 25 year-old gay man sentenced to 7 years in jail for ‘reckless’ HIV transmission to two men

Nottingham man jailed for infecting lovers with HIV
August 16, 2017

Zimbabwe: Woman living with HIV on trial for alleged HIV exposure

Conflicting statements as couple’s HIV infection squabble spills into court
August 15, 2017
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