State

Tennessee

HIV Specific “Prosecuting” Statute(s)?

Yes

Can HIV be an aggravating factor when charged with other crimes?

Yes

Number of PLWHA in the state

14,751

# Times Charges Filed under HIV-specific statutes

16

# Different Individuals Convicted

5

Statute Number

T. C. A. § 39-13-108

Statute Title

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus); willful transmission; quarantine

Statute Number

T. C. A. § 39-13-109

Statute Title

Criminal exposure of another to HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), hepatitis B virus (HBV), or to hepatitis C virus (HCV)

Maximum Penalty Per Charge

15 years

Statute Number

T. C. A. § 39-13-516

Statute Title

Aggravated prostitution

Maximum Penalty Per Charge

15 years