Cyprus

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EATG seeks to ensure that Europe-wide standards of up-to-date scientific evidence limit overly broad HIV criminalisation

28 Oct 2013
EATG’s new position paper on prosecutions for HIV non-disclosure, exposure and/or transmission published last week recommends that the criminal law should only be used in extremely rare and unusual cases where HIV is maliciously and intentionally transmitted and that Europe-wide … More

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Specific laws

Specific law enacted No

Specific law criminalising HIV non disclosure, exposure, or transmission: No

Prosecuted using non-HIV specific laws: No

Prosecuted using both specific and non specific laws: No

Is non-disclosure actionable: No

Is exposure actionable: No

Is transmission actionable: Yes

Prosecutions

Number of prosecutions 1

Convictions

Number of convictions 1

Laws

Applicable laws

Cypriot law of 1957, intended to prevent the spread of typhoid, cholera and venereal disease.

Further reading

Information on the 1997 case and the issues it raises can be found at http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1733166

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Last reviewed 01 June 2017