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There has been at least one case of HIV criminalisation in Suriname. A 38-year-old woman was arrested in February 2018 and charged with grievous bodily harm for alleged HIV exposure. The charge was based on section 306B of the Penal Code (2004).

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Penal Code

General criminal law (active)
Year enacted
Relevant text of the law

Section 306B (text to be confirmed)

This information was last reviewed in April 2020