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Prosecution policy on intentional and reckless transmission of sexual infections published

2012 May 2
by Mary Munro

Update

“Fears raised over ‘punitive approach’ to HIV exposure” Herald
“Crown announce prosecution policy for deliberately passing on sex infection” Law Society Journal Online
“Five years after landmark case, COPFS produce guidance on prosecution of sexual infection transmission” The Firm Magazine

Following posted on 20.1.10

“Alarm over reckless HIV sex case” BBC

Following posted on 10.4.07

“Why some aren’t so positive about HIV prosecutions” Herald
“Mixed views at outcome of Aids infection case” Law Society Journal Online

Following posted on 2.5.06

“Knowingly passing on HIV is a crime” Scotsman. Article by Professor Shirley McLean, Director of the Institute of Law and Ethics in Medicine at Glasgow University.

Press releases

“New Prosecution Policy on International or Reckless Transmission of, or Exposure to, Sexually Transmitted Infections” COPFS (May 2012)
“Scottish HIV Conviction Raises Serious Concerns” National AIDS Trust (January 20120)

See also

Sexual Transmission or Exposure to Infection – Prosecution Policy (May 2012)
HMA v Giovanni Mola (February 2007)
HIV Scotland

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