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: Iowa man arrested for unprotected sex without disclosure

October 4, 2008

A 34 year-old Iowa man has been arrested under Iowa’s criminal HIV exposure laws for allegedly have unprotected sex with another man without disclosing his HIV-positive status. There was obviously no evidence of HIV transmission before the complaint, since the … More

Australia: No more appeals for Andree Chad Parenzee

October 2, 2008

Andree Chad Parenzee – who was found guilty in Adeleide in 2006 of three counts of endangering life, has run out appeals. He originally appealed last year by arguing that HIV does not cause AIDS and cannot be sexually transmitted. … More

US: Man in sex offender treatment programme ‘offends’ again

October 1, 2008

A New York State man has pleaded guilty to first-degree reckless endangerment after he had sex with a fellow (male) patient in a sex-offender treatment programme. According to the story in the Watertown Daily Times (which also has a rather … More

US: Another Michigan man accused of HIV exposure, libelled on TV and online

September 25, 2008

UPDATE Feb 3rd 2009: Mr Kurtz was sentenced to just two months in jail, according to a report from the Kalamazoo Gazette. Travis Michael Kurtz, 25, could have faced up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine for … More

Canada: HIV-positive hemophiliac with cancer imprisoned for 14 months for HIV exposure

September 25, 2008

Canada’s HIV exposure laws are just going too, too far. Now, a “former poster child” for HIV-positive hemophiliacs has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for having unprotected sex with two women without disclosing his HIV status. Neither women … More

Canada: Ontario man imprisoned for a second time for HIV exposure

September 15, 2008

An Ontario man who had already been convicted of aggravated sexual assault (HIV exposure) because he failed to disclose his HIV status to his female sexual partners, and who served almost three years in prison, has been imprisoned again for … More

Australia: HIV-positive sex worker gets 2 1/2 months jail for being an HIV-positive sex worker

September 15, 2008

The HIV-positive male sex worker previously named and shamed by the Canberra Public Health Department has been sentenced to two months and two weeks in prison for being an HIV-positive sex worker, acccording to a report from ABC News online. … More

US: Michigan man accused of HIV exposure, underage sex, tattooing without disclosure

September 12, 2008

A 32 year-old Michigan man has been arrested under the State’s HIV exposure laws, following a complaint from two women. Widespread publicity – including local media publishing his name and photo – and a police ‘fishing expedition’ has unearthed two … More

Finland: Young man sentenced to ten years for HIV transmission, exposure

August 27, 2008

A 25 year-old Finnish man, who has been HIV-positive since 16, has been sentenced to ten years in prison for five counts of aggravated assault (criminal HIV transmission), 14 counts of attempted aggravated assault (criminal HIV exposure), and one count … More

Canada: Zambian migrant gets eights years, deportation, for HIV exposure in Winnipeg

August 25, 2008

The second African migrant to be tried in Winnipeg within days of Clato Mabior has been sentenced to eight years in prison for two counts of HIV exposure. He was given double credit for the 34 months he has already … More

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