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Cambodian doctor guilty of infecting patients with HIV

Yem Chroeum, 55, is escorted by Cambodian police officials at a court in Battambang province, on October 20, 2015An unlicensed Cambodian doctor was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Thursday after he was found guilty of infecting more than 200 people with HIV, including some who later died.

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Texas man charged with raping two children, infecting them with HIV

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – A Houston man has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 14 and 2, and infecting them with sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, police said on Friday. The man admitted to sexually assaulting the teenage victim multiple times, police said in a statement. A lawyer for the man was not immediately available for comment. The suspect, a registered sex offender, is being held without bond, police said. He “has destroyed their lives … …
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Texas man gets at least 75 years in jail after infecting girl with HIV

A 31-year-old Dallas man with HIV who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl was sentenced to at least 75 years in prison on Wednesday for the assault and infecting her with the virus, court officials said. Prosecutors had been seeking a 95-year sentence for Matthew Louis Reese, saying he knowingly infected the girl with HIV and did not tell her he had the virus. Reese pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges of aggravated assault on a child with a deadly weapon, aggravated sexual assault with serious bodily injury and sexual assault of a child, it said. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS can be transmitted via infected blood, contaminated syringes and through sexual contact, but can be kept in check with cocktails of drugs known as antiretroviral treatment or therapy.
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Missouri man accused of infecting partner, maybe 300 more, with HIV

Handout police booking photo of David MagnumBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) – A Missouri man was arraigned Thursday on charges that he recklessly infected a sexual partner with the virus that causes AIDS, and a prosecutor said he potentially could have infected 300 more people in two states. David Mangum, 37, faces a felony charge in Stoddard County Circuit Court in southeastern Missouri accusing him of exposing a 29-year-old man to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes a life-threatening failure of the immune system commonly known as AIDS, according to court documents. …

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Swiss court jails “healer” for infecting 16 with HIV

The closed apartment of a healer and music teacher is seen in BernZURICH (Reuters) – A self-styled healer was sentenced to 12 years and nine months in jail on Friday after a Swiss court found the acupuncturist guilty of infecting 16 people with HIV. A Berne court found the man guilty of causing bodily harm and spreading the virus which can cause Aids, court secretary Rene Graf told Reuters. He did not give any further details. Prosecutors had sought a sentence of 15 years in jail, according to media reports. …

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Swiss police arrest “healer” accused of infecting 16 with HIV

The closed apartment of a healer and music teacher is seen in BernZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss police have arrested a self-styled healer after he stopped attending a trial where he stands accused of infecting 16 people with HIV using acupuncture needles. Swiss police said on Friday that they stormed the home of the 54-year-old man, who had barricaded himself inside, was armed with a knife and had issued repeated threats. An unidentified woman with him was also arrested. The man had been free on bail since August. His trial began on March 6, but he stopped turning up in court on Thursday. …

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