Offences against the person

The following documents provide advice and guidance on offences against the person:

Criminal transmission of HIV

The intentional or reckless transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a criminal offence and should be recorded and investigated as such.

Intentional transmission (‘deliberate’ or ‘knowing’) is an offence under s18 of the Offences against the person Act 1861 and recklessness is an offence under section 20 of the same Act.

For further information see NAT, ACPO (2010) Investigation guidance relating to the criminal transmission of HIV

For further resources see also the POLKA Major Crime Investigation community (this link is available to authorised users who are logged on to POLKA).


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