Tajikistan: 52-year-old woman arrested for alleged HIV transmission


Tajik woman arrested on suspicion of deliberately infecting men with HIV

May 18, 2023
Source: RadioFreeEurope

Tajik authorities say a 52-year-old woman has been arrested in the northern district of Bobojon Ghafurov on allegations that she deliberately infected nine men with HIV by having sex with them. If convicted of knowingly infecting others with HIV, the woman, whose identity was not disclosed, may face up to 10 years in prison. This is not the first such case in the Central Asian nation. The latest similar case was reported in March, when a 46-year-old woman with HIV was arrested on suspicion of infecting 11 men in the northern city of Konibodom. To listen to the original story in a news digest by RFE/RL’s Tajik Service, click here.