HIV in a kangaroo court
In the first such decision in Australian
legal history, an HIV positive bloke who allegedly had unsafe sex
with three others was found guilty of 10 counts of reckless
endangerment and sentenced to eight years behind bars. Two of his
mates got HIV, and DNA tests found the same strain in all three men.
"They were effectively sentenced to death by his actions,"
pronounced the Down-Under Crown prosecutor. The PWA, a 52-year-old
bi businessman, admitted to withholding his HIV status from his
partners, and claimed that in the 10 years since his diagnosis, he
received no information on HIV prevention. Australia is widely
viewed as one of the world's biggest prevention success stories.