Anyone who has AIDS is a victim. If AIDS produces a victim then who is the perpetrator? AIDS can be transmitted through intimate sexual contact, by sharing contaminated needles, via infected blood or blood products, and through passage of the virus from infected mothers to their newborns.
This comment will concentrate on transmission through infected blood or blood products, and the blood donor. The discussion will focus on the civil and criminal liabilities of a blood donor with the AIDS virus.
Dieringer, Sharon L.
"Blood Donation: A Gift of Life or a Death Sentence?,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 22
, Article 6.
Available at: http://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/akronlawreview/vol22/iss4/6