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  1. State v. Richardson, 209 P.3d 696 (Kan. 2009)

    This summary was excerpted from the excellent description of the case provided by Art Leonard on Leonard Link. For the full case description and analysis, click here. The Kansas Supreme Court unanimously reversed the conviction of Robert W. Richardson, II ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 5/8/2013 1:46pm

  2. Smallwood v. State, 680 A.2d 512 (Md. 1996)

    In a case with horrific facts, the Maryland Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, reversed an HIV-positive rapist's attempted murder convictions, concluding that his HIV-positive status alone was insufficient to infer an intent to kill. D ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 5/8/2013 1:46pm

  3. Protecting HIV-Positive Women’s Human Rights: Recommendations for the United States National HIV/AIDS Strategy, Aziza Ahmed et al., 17 Reproductive Health Matters 127 (2009)

    This article argues that the U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy must explicitly commit to a human rights framework when developing programs and policies that address the needs of women. This is particularly vital with regard to government-sanctioned stigma a ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 5/11/2016 12:08pm

  4. People v. Odom, 276 Mich. App. 407, 740 N.W. 2d 557 (2007)

    In 2004, an HIV positive inmate in Michigan was convicted on three counts of assault when he allegedly punched and spat on correctional officers during an altercation. Because he was bleeding from the mouth during the assault, A.O.'s spitting led to ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 5/8/2013 1:46pm

  5. Michigan v. D.A., Amicus Brief, Michigan Circuit Court, The American Civil Liberties Union Fund of Michigan (2010)

    The ACLU of Michigan argues in its amicus brief that a Michigan bioterrorism statute should not be applied to an HIV-positive individual who allegedly bit another individual while the two were fighting. The case is the first time a bioterrorism statute ha ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 6/1/2016 12:47pm

  6. People v. Allen, No. 2009-4960 (Macomb County Ct. Mich. Cir. Ct. June 2, 2010)

    On June 2, 2010, a Macomb County, Michigan Circuit Court judge dismissed an October 2009 charge brought under the state's anti-bioterrorism law against Allen, an HIV-positive man who allegedly bit his neighbor during an altercation. An assault charge ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 5/8/2013 1:46pm

  7. Additional Recommendations to the White House Office of National AIDS Policy for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Center for HIV Law and Policy, Lambda Legal, and ACLU AIDS Project (2010)

    In April 2010, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) released its first report, summarizing community discussions that had taken place around the country for the purpose of informing development of a National HIV/AIDS Strategy. In response ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 11/14/2017 7:54pm

  8. Where HIV is a Crime, Not Just a Virus, Edwin J. Bernard, HIV Treatment Update (2010)

    This article discusses the global trend in the creation of laws specifically aimed at criminalizing HIV exposure. At the time of the article, 63 countries had at least one jurisdiction with HIV-specific criminal laws—a number on the rise, particularly in ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 8/16/2017 11:00am

  9. Campbell v. State, 2009 WL 2025344 (Tex. App. 2009)

    In 2006, an HIV-positive man, Campbell, was convicted of assault when he allegedly became confrontational and spat on a police officer's eyes and mouth during an arrest. The officer did not test positive for HIV. Because the Campbell's saliva wa ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 5/8/2013 1:46pm

  10. U.S. v. Upham, 66 M.J. 83 (C.A.A.F. 2008), aff’g 64 M.J. 547 (C.G.Ct.Crim.App. 2006)

    This opinion involves an appeal from an aggravated assault conviction brought against an officer in the Coast Guard who allegedly had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a female officer without alerting her to the fact that he is HIV positive. It is the ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 6/16/2014 2:41pm

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