Topics :: HIV exposure laws

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New Short Film Highlights HIV Criminalization

By John McDonald | Dec 17
"No one should ever knowingly put another person at risk of harm, but the ability to disclose is not quite as simple as that," said Sean Strub, President of the Sero Project.

HIV-Positive Man Gets Years in Prison for Unprotected Sex

Dec 24
An HIV-positive Pennsylvania man was sentenced to 33 to 66 months in prison for having unprotected sex with three women he didn't tell about his condition.

Cambodian on Trial for Infecting More Than 100 with HIV

By Sopheng Cheang | Oct 20
An unlicensed medical practitioner who infected more than 100 villagers in northwestern Cambodia with HIV by reusing unclean needles went on trial Tuesday, facing three charges including murder, his lawyer said.

San Diego Landscaper Pleads Not Guilty to Intentionally Spreading HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 5
A landscaper from San Diego who claims to be related to labor leader Cesar Chavez stands accused of intentionally infecting two dozen men with HIV.

Iowa is First State to Reform HIV Criminalization Statute

By Winnie McCroy | Jun 3
On May 30, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law bi-partisan legislation that will modernize Iowa’s HIV criminal transmission statute.

Uganda Nurse Jailed in HIV Exposure Case

By Rodney Muhumuza | May 21
A Ugandan court on Monday sentenced a nurse to three years in jail after finding her guilty of criminal negligence for exposing her patient to HIV.

Federal Action Needed on HIV Criminalization, Says New Report

By Winnie McCroy | May 9
A new report by the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School, co-authored by the Center for American Progress, urges federal action on HIV criminalization.

In Uganda, Nurse Accused of Spreading HIV

By Rodney Muhumuza | Apr 13
A nurse who tried to give an injection to a distraught child was accused of attempting to infect it with HIV when she accidentally pricked herself, then tried to administer the injection.

Confab Reveals Prevention Gains

By Liz Highleyman | Mar 15
Antiretroviral treatment as prevention, HIV cure research, and new treatments for hepatitis C were among the highlights discussed last week in Boston at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.

Ask Lambda Legal: HIV Disclosure

By EDGE | Mar 3
I was online and reading about people getting prosecuted for having sex because they didn’t tell their partner they had HIV. What are the realities behind HIV status disclosure and the law?

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