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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New Zealand: Does the transmission of HIV still amount to grievous bodily harm? Interview with Jason Myers, AIDS Foundation Director, on the Court of Appeal current deliberation

Is deliberately spreading HIV grievous bodily harm?
October 18, 2017

US: 28-year-old man arrested Florida for alleged HIV non-disclosure

Man arrested for not telling sex partners about HIV diagnosis
October 18, 2017

Estonia: Man sentenced to two years and eight months in prison for alleged HIV transmission

Estonian court jails man who knowingly spread HIV
October 16, 2017

[Update]New Zealand: Court of Appeal reviews court decision in case of man sentenced for alleged HIV transmission and non-disclosure

Infecting lover with HIV might not be ’causing grievous bodily harm’, says lawyer
October 16, 2017

[Update]Switzerland: Man acquitted under new HIV law, because malicious intent could not be proven, is back on trial.

A case of HIV transmission continues to embarrass justice
October 6, 2017

US: 32 year-old woman faces felony charge for HIV non-disclosure

Tallahassee woman charged with voluntary transmission of HIV
September 27, 2017

US: Man living with HIV charged with aggravated assault in Georgia after biting police officer during arrest

Man tested HIV+ arrested after biting, tasing Columbus police officer
September 26, 2017

[Update]US: Maryland man, sentenced to 18 months for alleged non-disclosure with added condition to always use a condom, is found dead in his cell

Henrico man convicted in HIV case in Maryland dies
September 25, 2017

Canada: 34 year-old man charged with aggravated sexual assault for alleged HIV non-disclosure

Man from Barrie charged with aggravated sexual assault in Cornwall
September 25, 2017

[Update] US: Faced with possible 96 yrs sentence, Michael Johnson accepts plea deal and is sentenced to 10 years for HIV non-disclosure

Michael Johnson bypasses trial, enters no–contest plea and is sentenced to 10 years for not disclosing HIV status to male sexual partners
September 21, 2017
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