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Data from the GNP+ Global Criminalisation Scan
|Number of prosecutions||9|
|Number of convictions||6|
Wash. Rev. Code Ann. §9A.36.011 (1997)
A person is guilty of assault in the first degree if he or she, with intent to inflict great bodily harm, administers, exposes, or transmits to or causes to be taken by another, HIV.
A Class A felony carries a sentencing range of 93-318 months in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.
At the time of our last update (November 2008) we were aware of six prosecutions and three convictions. Since then, we are aware of a further three prosecutions, all of which resulted in convictions.
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/wa-washington/