Examination of AIDS

Infecting another person with AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) or deliberate placing another person in danger of infection of AIDS is a crime, responsibility for which is set by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of 25 August 1987,1
AIDS is caused by the specific retrovirus, selectively affects the T-cells, that leads to sharp fall of immune forces of organism and development of a number of "opportunistic" disease symptoms characterizing the clinic AIDS.
The AIDS virus is contained in blood, saliva and semen of patients.
AIDS is spread through sexual intercourse (often through homosexual intercourse) and through blood (in particular, drug users injection drug use non-sterile syringes, as well as through the donor blood is infected with the AIDS virus).
The incubation period for AIDS ranges from several months to 5 years. The disease AIDS is characterized by a number of non-specific symptoms and manifestations, the main of which are: General fatigue, sweating, increased lymph nodes (especially cervical and axillary), diarrhea, weight loss, pustular skin lesions and mucous membranes, pneumonia, the development of Kaposi's sarcoma.
In a criminal case on suspicion of infecting with AIDS is appointed forensic medical examination, which is performed by a Commission of experts with the participation of doctor-infectiologist and, if necessary, a bacteriologist.
Withdrawal, packaging and shipment of material subject virological research on AIDS, is made in strict accordance with special instructions of Ministry of health USSR.

1 "2. To establish that the deliberate placing another person in danger of infection with AIDS, is punished with imprisonment for the term of up to five years.
Infecting another person with AIDS by the person who was aware that he had the disease, is punished with imprisonment for the term up to eight years." Vedomosti of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, № 34 (2420), on 26 August 1987 PM, 1987.