State

Mississippi

HIV Specific “Prosecuting” Statute(s)?

Yes

Number of PLWHA in the state

8,283

Statute Number

V.A.M.S. 567.020(2) and (3)

Statute Title

Prostitution

Maximum Penalty Per Charge

15 years

Statute Number

V.A.M.S. 565.085(3)

Statute Title

Crime of endangering a corrections employee–definitions–penalty

Maximum Penalty Per Charge

7 years

Statute Number

V.A.M.S. 191.677

Statute Title

Prohibited acts, criminal penalties

Maximum Penalty Per Charge

30 years if transmission occurs