§ 2704.  Assault by life prisoner.
        Every person who has been sentenced to death or life
     imprisonment in any penal institution located in this
     Commonwealth, and whose sentence has not been commuted, who
     commits an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon or instrument
     upon another, or by any means of force likely to produce serious
     bodily injury, is guilty of a crime, the penalty for which shall
     be the same as the penalty for murder of the second degree. A
     person is guilty of this offense if he intentionally or
     knowingly causes another to come into contact with blood,
     seminal fluid, saliva, urine or feces by throwing, tossing,
     spitting or expelling such fluid or material when, at the time
     of the offense, the person knew, had reason to know, should have
     known or believed such fluid or material to have been obtained
     from an individual, including the person charged under this
     section, infected by a communicable disease, including, but not
     limited to, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis B.
     (Mar. 26, 1974, P.L.213, No.46, eff. imd.; Feb. 18, 1998,
     P.L.102, No.19, eff. imd.)

        Cross References.  Section 2704 is referred to in section
     6105 of this title; section 9802 of Title 42 (Judiciary and
     Judicial Procedure); section 7122 of Title 61 (Prisons and