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St. Louis man charged with recklessly giving woman HIV


Associated Press - January 24, 2012

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis man is facing charges for allegedly infecting a woman with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( reports that 26-year-old Jermaine Johnson is already charged in another crime -- allegedly dousing his estranged girlfriend with lighter fluid and threatening to set her on fire as he raped her. That victim is not the same woman in the HIV case.

Authorities say Johnson never told a woman that he was intimate with over a more than two-year period that he was HIV positive, even though he had known for years. Johnson remains at large.


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Information in this article was accurate in January 24, 2012. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.