NRS 201.205

  • affirmative defense.

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A person who, after testing positive in a test approved by the State Board of Health for exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus and receiving actual notice of that fact, intentionally, knowingly or willfully engages in conduct in a manner that is intended or likely to transmit the disease to another person is guilty of a category B felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 2 years and a maximum term of not more than 10 years, or by a fine of not more than $10,000, or by both fine and imprisonment.


It is an affirmative defense to an offense charged pursuant to subsection 1 that the person who was subject to exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus as a result of the prohibited conduct:


Knew the defendant was infected with the human immunodeficiency virus;


Knew the conduct could result in exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus; and


Consented to engage in the conduct with that knowledge.

Source: Section 201.205 — Penalty; affirmative defense., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-201.­html#NRS201Sec205.

Last Updated

Aug. 30, 2023

§ 201.205’s source at nv​.us