Nevada

Number of reported cases At least 3 How do we calculate the number of cases

Overview

For a comprehensive overview and analysis of HIV-related criminal and similar laws and policies in Nevada, visit The Center for HIV Law and Policy: http://www.hivlawandpolicy.org/states/nevada

Laws

Intentional transmission of human immunodeficiency virus

HIV-specific criminal law (active)
Year enacted
1993

Engaging in prostitution or solicitation for prostitution after testing positive for exposure to human immunodeficiency virus

HIV-specific criminal law (active)
Year enacted
1987

Further resources

Not all laws used to prosecute people living with HIV in this state are included on this page. For a comprehensive overview and analysis of HIV-related criminal and similar laws and policies, visit The Center for HIV Law and Policy

"In 2019, the Nevada Legislature began exploring possible modernization of the state’s existing HIV criminalization laws with the creation of an Advisory Task Force on HIV Exposure Modernization.
Williams Institute’s testimony examines the legislative history of Nevada’s HIV crimes, summarizes the publicly available data on the enforcement of these crimes in Nevada, and discusses how the criminalization of HIV is in conflict with the goals of Nevada’s statewide plan to fight HIV. In addition, the testimony provides recommendations for modernizing the state’s laws to consider current knowledge of HIV transmission and align HIV with all other serious communicable diseases".

Acknowledgements

This information was last reviewed in September 2020