Aids by Richard Haigh

By Richard Haigh

Completely revised and up to date variation of the 1st advisor to the felony elements of AIDS. Written via skilled lawyers for The Terrence Higgins belief. Covers assurance, housing employment, young children, immigration, felony legislation.

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24 renders it an offence to administer a poison ‘with intent to injure aggrieve or annoy’. However, as previously mentioned, s. 23 of the Act, which appears not to have been considered in Clarence, but which also deals with poisoning, does explicitly refer to AIDS: A Guide to the law 28 poisoning resulting in the ‘infliction of grievous bodily harm’. This tends to suggest that poisoning and therefore, arguably, the transmission of an infection can constitute ‘infliction of harm’. Thus, even if the transmission of a potentially fatal infection cannot be seen as an assault per se it is difficult to see how it cannot be construed as an infliction of grievous bodily harm, which would bring the knowing or reckless transmission of HIV within the terms of s.

Halleth ([1982] 4 CrAppR(S) 178), where the defendant was the sole surviving parent of a child with kidney disease. THE TRANSMISSION OF HIV AS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE In June 1992 there was an outcry in the British press over the alleged behaviour of a young HIV-infected haemophiliac, Roy Cornes. It was suggested, although never verified, that he had, following a diagnosis of HIV infection, deliberately sought to infect a number of women who were unaware of his status, with the virus through consensual, but unprotected, sexual intercourse.

We do not know what the future may hold with regard to this particular appellant. If the time should come when it is no longer possible, for practical reasons, or for reasons of humanity, to hold this appellant in prison because of his physical condition, then that is the job of the Home Office…[it] is not for this court. The criminal law and HIV infection 25 A very similar line was taken by the Court of Appeal in R. v. Stark [1992] CrimLR at 384. In this case the defendant pleaded guilty to possessing heroin with intent to supply.

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