- Category: HIV Prevention
- Published on Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00
- Written by Gregory Fowler
In 2008 Nick Rhoades was convicted of "Criminal Transmission of HIV" in Iowa, even though his viral load was undetectable, he used a condom, and his accuser did not contract HIV. He told his story at a press conference at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) last week in Washington, DC.
[Nick Rhoades, AIDS 2012 HIV criminalization press conference, 7/25/12]
Rhoades was sentenced to 25 years in prison. After a year of incarceration, a judge reconsidered his sentence and released him with time served and 5 years probation, but Rhoades was still subject to lifetime sex offender registration. His case for post-conviction relief is ongoing.
The HIV Justice Network blog provides more information about the case.