Penalty for Exposing Others to HIV

If you knowingly expose other people to HIV, you will be charged with a felony. If convicted, you face a minimum prison sentence of three years and a maximum prison sentence of 10 years. You may also be fined $10,000. There is a subsection in this law that pertains specifically to people in prisons, including inmates, correctional employees, and visitors. If you knowingly cause people to come into contact with bodily fluids containing HIV in a prison, you will also be charged with a crime. In Mississippi, this is known as “endangerment by bodily substance.” 

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