State has no HIV-specific criminal law ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, NY, RI, DE, DC, WV, AL, TX, NM, OR, MT, WY, AZ, HI
State HIV-specific criminal laws do not criminalise low or negligible risk behaviors** MD, KY, WI, KS, NV, CA, WA, AK
State HIV-specific criminal laws criminalise low or negligible risk behaviors** NJ, PA, OH, IN, IL MI, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, MS, LA, AR, OK, MO, IA, MN, ND, SD, NE, CO, UT, ID, TN
*In some states, very general language about sexual contact or sexual conduct would include oral, vaginal or anal sex even though not specifically mentioned

** Low/negligible risk as used in this figure includes oral sex, biting/spitting/throwing bodily fluids and mutual masturbation

The information presented here does not constitute legal advise and does not represent the legal views of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the Department of Justice, nor is it a comprehensive analysis of all legal provisions that could possibly implicate the criminalization of potential HIV exposure. Rather, this informations provides a state-specific snapshot of HIV-specific criminal laws. This information is subject to change and final determination of state level characteristics of the law can only be made by a given state's legal counsel. Use of any provision herein should be contested only in conjunction with advise from legal counsel.