2012 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 44 - Health
Chapter 29 - CONTAGIOUS AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Section 44-29-145 - Penalty for exposing others to Human Immunodeficiency Virus.


SC Code § 44-29-145 (2012) What's This?

It is unlawful for a person who knows that he is infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) to:

(1) knowingly engage in sexual intercourse, vaginal, anal, or oral, with another person without first informing that person of his HIV infection;

(2) knowingly commit an act of prostitution with another person;

(3) knowingly sell or donate blood, blood products, semen, tissue, organs, or other body fluids;

(4) forcibly engage in sexual intercourse, vaginal, anal, or oral, without the consent of the other person, including one's legal spouse; or

(5) knowingly share with another person a hypodermic needle, syringe, or both, for the introduction of drugs or any other substance into, or for the withdrawal of blood or body fluids from the other person's body without first informing that person that the needle, syringe, or both, has been used by someone infected with HIV.

A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than five thousand dollars or imprisoned for not more than ten years.

HISTORY: 1988 Act No. 490, Section 1; 1990 Act No. 523, Section 2.

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