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: Ohio man serving six years prosecuted again for HIV exposure

July 15, 2008

An Ohio man, already in prison for six years after pleading guilty to HIV exposure without disclosure is to be prosecuted in another Ohio county for the same ‘crime’ (felonious assault), where he may face an additional 88 years (up … More

Russia: young woman in Zlatoust will have 6-month probation for HIV non-disclosure and potential transmission to her lover

Жительница Златоуста намеренно заразила мужчину ВИЧ–инфекцией
July 3, 2008

Canada: Aziga judge allows three jury screening questions

July 3, 2008

In June, I reported that Johnson Aziga’s lawyers, Selwyn Pieters and Davies Bagambiire , had asked Justice Thomas Lofchik to rule on the kind of questions that should be used to screen jurors in Mr Aziga’s forthcoming murder trial. The … More

US: Ohio man who disclosed HIV status in court now charged with HIV exposure

July 3, 2008

A 44 year-old Ohio man, who admitted in court last year that he had been HIV-positive for 17 years and had told no-one but his mother, has now been charged with HIV exposure after a victim’s advocate who attended last … More

Canada: Saskatchewan plans to prosecute man already convicted in Ontario

July 3, 2008

An HIV-positive former bodyguard from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who has been in an Ontario prison since December 2005, and who pleaded guilty to three counts of HIV-related aggravated sexual assault in April 2007, and was sentenced to … More

Botswana: Judge acquits lawyer accused of HIV exposure

July 2, 2008

A Botswanan judge has acquitted an HIV-positive lawyer who was accused of HIV exposure primarily due to the fact that Botswana does not have criminal HIV exposure or transmission laws. The case rested on whether the man, who had sex … More

Australia: Guilty plea for HIV exposure likely to save Melbourne man from jail

July 2, 2008

A 29 year-old Melbourne man, Lam Kuoth, is likely to receive a suspended sentence following his guilty plea last year for two counts of HIV exposure (to the same woman). The Sudanese migrant, whose case was highly publicised last year … More

Bermuda: Man pleads guilty, gets 10 years for HIV exposure

June 15, 2008

A 32 year-old HIV-positive man who had unprotected sex with his former girlfriend and then disclosed his HIV status in a break-up note, has pleaded guilty, and a Bermuda court has sentenced him to ten years in prison. This is … More

Canada: Aziga’s lawyers ask for murder charges to be dropped

June 11, 2008

Johnson Aziga, the Ugandan-born Canadian accused of murder after allegedly transmitting HIV to two women who subsequently died of AIDS, has had his constitutional rights violated by being kept in custody for five years without trial, his new lawyers claimed … More

US: Date set for ground-breaking Californian civil liability case

June 10, 2008

A court date has finally been set in the high-profile ‘Damages-style’ case featuring the California ex-husband and wife who are suing each other for allegedly infecting the other with HIV without disclosing the risks. The case of Bridget B. and … More

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