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Wisconsin


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


Data from the GNP+ Global Criminalisation Scan

Number of prosecutions0
Number of convictions0
Applicable laws

No HIV-specific criminal statute, prosecutions have taken place under general law, notably reckless endagerment.

Wis. Stat. § 941.30 (2)

Second-degree recklessly endangering safety.

Whoever recklessly endangers another's safety is guilty of a Class G felony.

Wis. Stat. § 973.017

When making a sentencing decision concerning a person convicted of a serious sex crime, the court shall consider as an aggravating factor the fact that the crime was committed under all of the following circumstances: (1) the person being sentenced had HIV, (2) he or she knew he or she had HIV, and (3) the victim of the crime was significantly  exposed to HIV by the acts constituting the serious sex crime. (“Significantly exposed” is defined in the statute.)

Further reading

Latest cases and news can be found at: http://www.hivjustice.net/country/us/wi-wisconsin/