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For information on getting involved in HIV criminalization reform advocacy in Oregon, please email info@seroproject.com.

Data from the GNP+ Global Criminalisation Scan

Number of prosecutions3
Applicable laws

§163.115 Murder (attempted)

§163.185 Assault in the first degree

§163.175 Assault in the second degree  

See Offences Against The Person Statutes at http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/163.html


Despite Oregon having no HIV-specific laws, it has prosecuted criminal HIV exposure and transmission under ‘attempted murder’ and first- and second-degree assault laws.

We are only aware of one HIV-related case since the end of 2008, reported on Criminal HIV Transmission.

Further reading

Positive Justice Project. Ending & Defending Against HIV Criminalization, A  Manual For Advocates: Vol 1 States and Federal Laws and Prosecutions. Center for HIV Law and Policy, New York. Fall 2010 (with additional laws and cases through December 2011).

Recent cases can be found at: Positive Justice Project. Prosecutions and Arrests for HIV Exposure in the United States, 2008–2012. Center for HIV Law and Policy, 2012.

Further cases and news can be found at: http://www.hivjustice.net/country/us/or-oregon/