Many countries across Europe have seen prosecutions of people with HIV for transmission, exposure or even just perceived exposure of HIV. Laws and responses have varied. This case study looks at approaches taken by people in England & Wales in response to what they saw as the inappropriate use of criminal law to prosecute people with HIV for transmission-related “crimes”.
Understanding Criminal Prosecutions for Sexual Transmission of Infection
A report on charges of grievous bodily harm via sexual transmission of infection handled by the Crown Prosecution Service in England and Wales between 2008-2012, their management and outcomes.
Reform of Offences Against the Person
Recommends replacing the outdated Offences Against the Person Act 1861 with a modified version of a 1998 draft Bill. Includes a detailed discussion of submissions by 35 concerned stakeholders (at chapter six: ‘transmission of disease’) .