Nevada Revised Statutes Section 201.205 - Crimes and Punishments

Penalty; affirmative defense.

1. 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.

2. 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:

(a) Knew the defendant was infected with the human immunodeficiency virus;

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

(c) Consented to engage in the conduct with that knowledge.

Last modified: February 25, 2006