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Data from the GNP+ Global Criminalisation Scan
|Number of prosecutions||11|
|Number of convictions||5|
S.C. Code Ann. § 44-29-145
It is unlawful for a person who knows he or she is infected with HIV to:
(1) knowingly engage in sexual intercourse (vaginal, anal, or oral) with another person without first informing that person of his HIV infection;
S.C. Code Ann. §§ 44-29-60, 44-29-140
At the time of our last update, October 2008, we were aware of five prosecutions and two convictions. However, between July 2009 and and January 2011 there were media reports of six further cases, suggesting that our previous tally may have been underestimating cases.
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/sc-south-carolina/