*Home>>>HIV Virus

Going to Jail for infecting someone with HIV?

Can you go to jail if you had HIV but u didnt know and had unprotected sex with someone or ur wife and passed on the virus? Lets say a guy was married and he had a blood tranfusion or got HIV from a healthcare setting and he didnt know and then he had sex with his wife and he infected her, can she sue him?

If the person is not aware that he is an HIV carrier and unwillingly infects others he is not punishable by the criminal court.

no i dont think you can go 2 jail for that if you didnt know only if u did it deliberaterly

No..I'm sure the hospital could be sued tho...

In order for her to successfully sue him, she would have to prove that he had prior knowledge of his disease.

i dont think so no. sure if he had known about it he would of had files at his doctor or the hospital

Even if she sues him and is successful at it, he wouldn't go to jail. He might have to pay whatever money she sued for, but jail would not be part of the sentence. It would be a civil matter, not a criminal one.

Though if he didn't know about his being infected, she would probably lose. She would have to prove that he intentionally did this, and that means he would have to know. Both would probably have a case against the hospital, though.

You can be imprisoned for deliberately infecting someone with the disease, but not for unknowingly infecting them.

Your wife would not be suing you, she would be suing the heath care facility that infected you first.

If you have infected someone and are thinking of using the "contaminated blood transfusion" ploy, it won't work. Any facility handling blood transfusions long ago developed tests and procedures to prevent contamination.

If you had unprotected sex with an infected person, then infected someone else, you could be liable.

you can go to jail if you knowingly infected anyone with the HIV virus its a criminal offence, and i believe they can seek criminal injuries. but im not sure what would happen if you didn't know if you were infected. the source of your virus would have to be traced

If you genuinely didn't know (and you may have to take a lie detector test to prove it), then i dont think you can get into trouble.
YOU, however (or whoever has it) can sue the blood people, as the blood sould have been screened before it was passed onto anyone else.

But...if you did know, and willingly gave it to someelse, i think it can be classed as attempted murder....or grevious bodily harm...


Under the circumstances you've describe, there is no crime committed.


If your married both of U should be tested.

If you are single.

Make a list of the partners.

  HIV Window Period   Anti HIV   Living with HIV   HIV Vaccine   HIV Prevention   HIV Positive   HIV Virus   HIV Transmission   HIV Treatment   HIV Infection   HIV Symptoms   HIV Test
Related information
  • Can a monkey contract the aids virus from biting a aids infected person?

    Who let a monkey bite them and continue licking the wound? I don't think that HIV would mutate back to SIV that quickly. Perhaps just take the monkey to the vet and have bloodwork done.

  • Should HIV/AIDS and AIDS education be taught in Primary School?

    Junior high would be more appropriate

  • How accurate is the HIV test?

    depends on the type of blood test you are getting for HIV. the first test your doctor will perform is called an ELISA, or enzyme-liked immunoassay test. the problem with the ELISA is that is can ...

  • Blood and HIV...?

    LOU C! You are back! Where have ya been? Hope it was on holiday. As always, ya troll, the answer is NO! I was hoping that you got on anti-anxiety meds or finally got that bubble suit I keep urgi...

  • I just learned that a great friend of mine has hiv. what are the latest medications out there?

    They both have complications. Commonly, HIV MEDICATIONS cause more severe side effects and organ failure, rather than the actual virus. Diabetes causes a high infection rate. They both lower immune...

  • Blood and HIV?

    Sponge Bob Stan Pants! You are back!!! Answer to second posting same question. Am I going to have to start rating your questions again??? HIV, like any other virus, is not "alive" in th...

  • How long can HIV live in dry blood?

    I know this is contrary to popular opinion, but I worked in a factory, and I was a machine attendant for two of the assembly lines. If someone bled on a machine, I was responsible for cleaning it o...

  • Are there any test other than routene HIV tests suggesting urs HIV status?

    There are no other HIV tests other than the Elisa test (which tests for HIV antibodies) and a PCR test (which tests for the virus itself). If you are visiting prostitutes you should really have the...


    Categories--Copyright/IP Policy--Contact Webmaster