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Prosecution policy on the sexual transmission of infection

Prosecution policy explaining how COPFS will deal with cases involving an allegation of intentional or reckless sexual transmission of, or exposure to, infection.

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This document sets out how prosecutors should deal with cases involving an allegation of intentional or reckless sexual transmission of, or exposure to, infection which has serious, potentially life-threatening consequences for the person infected.

It covers the legal position in Scotland, medical and scientific considerations, prosecution in the public interest considerations, and processes to be followed.