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US: New HIV as a ‘deadly weapon’ case in North Carolina (updated)

June 22, 2009

Another US jurisdiction has classified a person living with HIV as a walking deadly weapon. North Carolina police yesterday charged a 45 year-old HIV-positive man with “assault inflicting serious bodily injury and assault with a deadly weapon” after he resisted … More

Canada: Hamilton woman pleads guilty to HIV exposure

June 19, 2009

A 28 year-old woman from the same Ontario town as Johnson Aziga yesterday pleaded guilty of one count of aggravated sexual assault for not disclosing her HIV status to a man she met for a one-night stand in 2007. She … More

Canada: Another attempted murder charge for HIV nondisclosure; rally planned in Ottawa

June 5, 2009

A 46 year-old bisexual Toronto man has become the second man in Canada to be charged with attempted murder following allegations that he did not disclose his HIV status before having unprotected sex. According to a Toronto Police Service news … More

Canada: Gay man charged with attempted murder for HIV non-disclosure

May 11, 2009

In an escalation of the usual charges facing people in Canada for allegedly not disclosing their HIV status before unprotected sex, a 28 year-old Toronto man is now facing attempted murder as well as aggravated assault charges. How do we … More

US: Missouri man charged after ‘HIV threats’ during arrest

March 27, 2009

An HIV-positive Missouri man has been charged with “two counts of reckless exposure to HIV” because he “scuffled” with two police officers who were trying to arrest him and shouted at them that he was HIV-positive and “hoped they would … More

UK: Man arrested for unprotected sex with several women

March 2, 2009

A 39 year-old man from Bournemouth has been arrested and released on police bail following complaints from several women in Exmouth, East Devon that he did not disclose his HIV status to them before they had consensual unprotected sex. The … More

UK: Report shows police mishandling of investigations into alleged criminal HIV transmission

January 28, 2009

Below are the opening paragraphs of a news story I wrote for aidsmap about a new THT report about how the police in England are handling investigations into criminal HIV transmission. The full report, Policing Transmission, can be downloaded from … More

US: Four NYPD cops received pensions for alleged HIV infection on duty

October 2, 2008

Court papers released today reveal that experts at the New York Police Department’s medical and pension boards had previously decided that four NYPD cops were infected with HIV during the course of their duties. The details were published in the … More

Canada: Another Ontario man accused of HIV exposure

July 3, 2008

A 24 year-old migrant has been arrested in a suburb of Toronto accused of aggravated sexual assault because he did not disclose his HIV status to a 21 year-old woman with whom he had consensual sex earlier in the year. … More

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