In Connecticut, if a person commits a sex crime, the court may require that that person get tested for HIV and AIDS. This is the case so that the victim of the crime can know if they could have been exposed to this disease, or, if they are confirmed to have the disease, so that they can narrow down where they got it. You can learn more about Connecticut HIV and AIDS testing requirements here.
In Connecticut, the court may order a person convicted of a sex crime to be tested for STDs. This request may come on the court’s own accord, or at the request of the victim to undergo testing to determine if the person has HIV or AIDS.
If you are charged with or convicted of any of the following crimes, the court may ask you to be tested.
- Sexual assault in the first degree.
- Aggravated assault in the first degree.
- Aggravated assault of a minor.
- Sexual assault in the second degree.
- Sexual assault in the third degree.
- Sexual assault in the third degree with a firearm.
- Sexual assault in the fourth degree.
- Risk of injury to a minor, definition two.
- And/or a crime involving a sexual act.
A sexual act in Connecticut is defined as contact between two people’s genitals, or one person’s genitals and another person’s mouth.
The results of the test will then be disclosed to the person accused and the victim of the crime. Otherwise the results of the testing will remain confidential unless a public health officer has reasonable belief that there is significant risk that another partner was infected by the defendant and the defendant will not inform them.
After receiving the results of the test, the victim will also be provided with educational materials on HIV/AIDS, counseling for victims of sexual acts, and referrals and information regarding the rape crisis centers.
To learn more about HIV and AIDS requirement testing, contact our office. We can explain if you need to be tested based on a court order. We can also protect your rights throughout this process. You can also find more information by checking out the Connecticut statute: Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. §§ 19a-581-590; 53-21; 53a-65-89; 54-102a; 54-102b; 54-102c or visit the RAINN website.