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Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) - an improved approach on the prosecution of the reckless transmission of HIV

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Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) - an improved approach on the prosecution of the reckless transmission of HIV *

Summary: Prosecutions for reckless disease transmission under section 20 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 began in 2003. Sentences have been particularly severe, with many people accused receiving custodial sentences or sentences of more than three years. Prosecutions so far have disproportionately affected men of African Origin.

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