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US: Ohio man charged with spitting

August 17, 2009

Another week, and another HIV-positive person in the United States is accused of using their spit as a weapon. This time a homeless Cincinnati man has been charged with two counts of “harassment with a bodily substance” for spitting on … More

US: Ohio woman charged, named and shamed for spitting on boyfriend

July 9, 2009

An HIV-positive Cincinnati woman has had her name and photo published in the local media even though her HIV status is totally irrelevent to the alleged crime she was arrested for. In a story headlined, ‘HIV woman charged with spitting’, … More

US: Ohio man serving six years prosecuted again for HIV exposure

July 15, 2008

An Ohio man, already in prison for six years after pleading guilty to HIV exposure without disclosure is to be prosecuted in another Ohio county for the same ‘crime’ (felonious assault), where he may face an additional 88 years (up … More

US: Ohio man who disclosed HIV status in court now charged with HIV exposure

July 3, 2008

A 44 year-old Ohio man, who admitted in court last year that he had been HIV-positive for 17 years and had told no-one but his mother, has now been charged with HIV exposure after a victim’s advocate who attended last … More

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