Ireland: Irish policeman given PEP for a bite, defendant pleads guilty to assault causing harm


Garda bitten by HIV man in family row

January 15, 2013
Source: Independent

A GARDA had to wait six months to find out if he had contracted HIV after he was bitten during a domestic disturbance, a court has heard. NW (34) of Enfield , Co Meath, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm on November 9, 2008 on Cork Street, Dublin. Sergeant Michael Nagle told the court W broke the garda’s skin and drew blood. W suffers from hepatitis and HIV but the garda was given the all- clear six months after the incident. Sgt Nagle said the victim had to take antiretroviral medication which had an adverse affect on his health. He was under severe stress while awaiting the results and suffered embarrassment because he had to get multiple tests in a clinic based in an area where he policed.