The case against Louis Gay, the Norwegian HIV positive man prosecuted for exposing his ex-boyfriend to HIV via oral sex, was finally dismissed today, a year after he was indicted. DNA testing had shown that Louis was not the source of his partner's infection.
14 February 2013 | Blogspot
After serving five years in a New York State prison for biting a police officer and wrongfully being convicted for "aggravated assault with a dangerous instrument" because he has HIV, David Plunkett was finally released and walked out a free man on July 19th, 2012.
22 August 2012 | The Body
A woman living with HIV in Cornwall, south-west England, has hit out after saying she was refused a tattoo by a Helston studio. Veritee Reed-Hall's allegations have been strongly denied by the owners of Hell's Gate, who have insisted the decision was actually to protect her.
A Porkellis woman living with HIV has hit out after saying she was refused a tattoo by a Helston studio.
Veritee Reed-Hall’s allegations have been strongly denied by the owners of Hell’s Gate, who have insisted the decision was actually to protect her.
Mrs Reed-Hall said she had wanted her first tattoo, at the age of 59, to feature an entwined red and pink ribbon – red for HIV awareness and pink for breast cancer, to which she has lost friends and family members in the past.
Mrs Reed-Hall, who contracted HIV from her husband after he became infected while in Brazil, said: “It really makes my blood boil. I know the reason is they’re worried about their other customers. People are so ignorant."
15 August 2012 | Thisisthewestcountry.co.uk
Guidelines on handling HIV sufferers perpetuate false stereotypes, causing distress and wasting public money.
19 June 2012 | The Guardian
Legal and public health experts are applauding the New York Court of Appeals' decision today to vacate the 2006 conviction and sentencing of David Plunkett, an HIV-positive man, for aggravated assault for biting a police officer. The state prosecutor had argued that Plunkett had used his saliva as a "dangerous instrument" when he allegedly bit a police officer. The ruling is particularly important because it makes clear that a person's health status, disability or other physical attributes should never be the basis for increased charges or sentencing.
08 June 2012 | The Center for HIV Law & Policy
The New York State Court of Appeals will hear an aggravated assault case that may clarify if saliva with HIV can be considered a "dangerous instrument" under the law, The Observer-Dispatch reports.
24 April 2012 | Poz magazine news
As avid readers of TheBody.com are well aware, Bob Frascino, M.D., who'd helmed the Safe Sex and HIV Prevention forum since 2003, was the reigning master of the "Strange but True" question response. On Sept. 17, 2011, "Dr. Bob" passed away suddenly, a loss we'll feel for as long as feelings exist.
25 January 2012 | The Body
A shoplifter accused of spitting at a Winnipeg police officer in an
attempt to infect him with the HIV-AIDS virus has been cleared of
aggravated assault charges but convicted of the lesser crime of assault.
10 August 2011 | MetroNews Canada
If you thought the story about Abdullah the Butcher allegedly passing Hepatitis C to other wrestlers was bad, meet Andre Davis. Davis is an Ohio area independent pro wrestler who is HIV positive. Davis has been wrestling bloody matches and many of his former opponents are currently undergoing tests.
14 April 2011 | Camel Clutch Blog
Pre-chewing food for children appears to be common practice among caregivers of
children who were perinatally exposed to HIV, the CDC reported.
14 March 2011 | MedPage Today