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Gay Michigan man in court following allegations of non-disclosure prior to one-off encounter
A West Michigan man is accused of knowingly exposing another man to HIVafter meeting him online. Jeremy Merithew is being charged with having sex with an uninformed partner. Wednesday afternoon, a probable cause hearing was held for the case. The man who testified said he was on a website called adam4adam.com looking for another man for sex.
Ontario police issue ‘public safety alert’ for man accused of non-disclosure
A 43 year old Toronto man is the subject of a public safety alert.Toronto police are looking for George Flowers. He’s wanted in an aggravated sexual assault investigation and he is HIV positive. Flowers is alleged to have had sex with women, all while knowing of his HIV positive status since 1996.
Atlanta man accused of HIV non-disclosure to two women, one of whom is now HIV-positive
ATLANTA — An Atlanta man is accused of knowingly spreading HIV to two women by sleeping with them without telling them he was HIV positive. The suspect, Craig Davis, is described as “somewhat of a ladies’ man” by William McCray, who told Davis he was writing a blog about him.
Ontario woman previously convicted of HIV non-disclosure out on bail and sought by police
An HIV-positive woman facing sexual assault charges – and who had left the custody of Elizabeth Fry Society – is back out on bail and again wanted by Barrie police. Jennifer Murphy, 39, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault last September after allegedly having unprotected sex with three men – the first on Aug.
Lawyers hope Supreme Court will hear case of Zimbabwe woman convicted of HIV transmission
[Zimbabwe Woman Fights Conviction of Deliberately Transmitting HIV] – [VOA – Voice of America English News]
by Sebastian Mhofu HARARE – A 34-year-old Zimbabwean woman – who last month was found guilty of deliberately infecting her husband with the HIV virus – is fighting her conviction. Her lawyers have approached the country’s highest court, demanding repeal of the law she was charged under, saying it stigmatizes HIV/AIDS.
Michigan man who turned himself in for ‘deliberately’ infecting others, sentenced to 1.5 to four years
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The young woman said all she wanted was someone with whom she could build a life. Instead, she received the HIV virus. David Dean Smith on Wednesday was sentenced to 1.5 to four years in prison for intentionally spreading AIDS to his unknowing sexual partners.
Challenges & Changes to Law: Enabling Legal Environments in the HIV Response ” NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS PCB
Challenges & Changes to Law: Enabling Legal Environments in the HIV Response " NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS PCB
From the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, “Risks, Rights and Health” (note: this infographic does not include criminalization of non-disclosure). Click to enlarge.
Virginia man charged with infectious sexual battery for alleged HIV non-disclosure
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As the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington, DC, presented hopes of achieving an AIDS-free generation, some advocates focused attention on a major obstacle to this goal: the criminalization of people living with or at high risk for HIV.