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US: Tennessee woman charged with “aggravated prostitution”, unusually sympathetic reporting

June 30, 2009

An unusually sympathetic report of the case of a 28 year-old female sex worker from Knoxville, Tennessee, who faces between three and 15 years in prison for being an HIV-positive sex worker, was published today in the local paper, the … More

US: Tennessee man accused of infecting woman during ‘drug holiday’, confesses to police

February 13, 2009

A 47 year-old man from Portland, Tennesseee became the 15th person to be prosecuted under Tennessee’s criminal HIV exposure laws this week after he was charged with three counts of criminal exposure to HIV. The details of this case, as … More

Tennessee: Memphis pool worker charged with rape, HIV exposure; media furore

August 21, 2008

A media furore has exploded in Memphis, Tennessee, after a city swimming pool employee was charged with raping a 17-year-old girl and exposing her to HIV. The media reports were based on a Memphis Police Department press release (below). The … More

US: Man awaiting sentencing for HIV exposure in Tennessee

September 14, 2007 McElderry found guilty of HIV exposureby Brandon Puttbrese, (615) 278-5153 Article published Sep 14, 2007 A Murfreesboro man infected with HIV is awaiting sentencing after a jury convicted him late Wednesday for knowingly exposing a 15-year-old boy to … More

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