The latest cases curated for the HIV Justice Network from global news reports.  Older cases from the Criminal HIV Transmission blog are also included.


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

Australia: Stuart McDonald case further delayed

June 9, 2008

The trials of Stuart McDonald – the Adelaide man accused of criminal HIV transmission, and who is yet to plead to allegations that he infected eight men with HIV in 2005 and 2006 – has been delayed a further eight … More

US: Another Dallas man accused of using his HIV as a weapon

June 9, 2008

Just weeks after a Dallas court controversially handed down a 35 year prison sentence to an HIV-positive man for spitting at a police officer – with the jury finding his saliva to be a weapon – a second HIV-positive Dallas … More

Australia: Sydney man pleads guilty to criminal HIV transmission

June 5, 2008

A 37 year-old man who apparently knew he had been living with HIV since he was 18, has pleaded guilty to “deliberately and maliciously” infecting his wife with the virus, and will be sentenced in August – he faces up … More

Russia: Tumen man convicted for possible HIV transmission based on medical records and sentenced to 1 year 6 month in prison

В Тюменской области осужден мужчина, заразивший ВИЧ–инфекцией свою знакомую
May 30, 2008

Canada: Halifax man guilty of HIV exposure

May 20, 2008

A Halifax, Novia Scotia man has been found guilty of aggravated sexual assault for not disclosing his HIV status to his former girlfriend. The trial earlier this month was reported here. He will be sentenced in August. Justice Arthur Pickup, … More

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