TITLE

Criminal law and HIV transmission/exposure: five new cases

AUTHOR(S)
Franklin, Tim
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review;Apr2006, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports news briefs related to HIV transmission and exposure in Canada. One man was arrested by the officer for theft and was sentenced for five months in prison for the assault that caused bodily harm, through scratching the officer and claiming he had AIDS virus. Another HIV-positive man was sentenced to five years imprisonment for using syringe as a weapon in robbing corner stores. A woman, on the other hand, was sentenced to a 12-month conditional sentence under house arrest for pleading guilty to a single charge of aggravated sexual assault for having unprotected sex with a man.
ACCESSION #
21092766

 

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