Louisiana Man Booked With Exposing Wife to HIV
May 17, 2002
A Chalmette, La., man who allegedly forced his wife to have sex after learning he had tested positive for HIV has been booked for intentionally exposing her to it. Authorities announced the arrest Tuesday. The police report said that after the woman said she didn't resist the attack and wasn't physically hurt, detectives told her they didn't think the incident fit the definition of rape, but they later obtained an arrest warrant for the HIV charge. He is being held in St. Bernard's Parish Prison, and no information is available on his bond. There is some question among the legal community as to whether the HIV exposure is covered under Louisiana law prohibiting "AIDS exposure."Adapted from:
05.15.02; Steve Cannizaro
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.