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February 14, 2012

Advocates Decry HIV Criminal Charges Against Missouri Man

HIV groups and public health experts are opposing the severe criminal charges brought against an HIV-positive Missouri man for allegedly biting a police officer, according to a Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP) statement. Because of his HIV-positive status, and because attempted exposure to HIV counts as a Class B felony in Missouri, the man could serve five to 15 years in prison if he is convicted of biting a police sergeant on the arm during a 2011 incident in a Branson apartment complex. Public health experts say that the case against the man rests on misinformation about how HIV is transmitted.

To read the CHLP statement, click here.

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tj, misery, mo, 2012-02-16 12:56:39
Leave it to Misery,USA to do this. The religious right and backward thinking here is insane. I'm surprised the biter isn't up for life.

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