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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Canada: Ontario Court finds 25-year old guilty of aggravated sexual assault for not disclosing his status, despite being on treatment and consistently using condoms

HIV–positive man had ’absolute disregard’ for women he slept with and should go to jail, says Crown
September 25, 2018

UK: 23-year-old man of Ghanaian background found guilty of reckless grievous bodily harm, sentenced to five years for alleged HIV transmission to two young women

Man jailed for lying to girlfriends and knowingly infecting them with HIV
September 24, 2018

France: 63-year-old man sentenced to three years in jail for alleged HIV transmission

Perpignan: Trois ans de prison pour avoir transmis volontairement le virus du Sida à sa compagne
September 20, 2018

Russia: 40-year-old man sentenced in Krasnoyarsk to two years and six months on probation for alleged HIV transmission

Красноярец не сказал жене о ВИЧ–инфекции и заразил ее. Получил условный срок
September 14, 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

US: Arkansas’ HIV criminalisation case highlights the lack of understanding around the current realities of HIV transmission and care

After Hook–Up and Friendship, Arkansas Men Pitted Against Each Other in HIV Criminalization Trial
September 6, 2018

Russia: Man sentenced to prison for allegedly having intimate relationships without protection loses appeal in Chelyabinsk regional court

Челябинец намеренно заразил ВИЧ двух женщин
September 4, 2018

Uganda: 26-year-old housemaid arrested and charged for allegedly breastfeeding her employer’s baby

Housemaid living with HIV remanded over allegations of breast–feeding baby
September 4, 2018

Russia: 16-year-old girl living with HIV given one and a half year suspended sentence for biting and scratching a policeman

ВИЧ–инфицированная девушка осуждена за укус полицейского
August 28, 2018
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