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Several Officers Given AIDS Tests


Washington Post (11/03/89), P. D3

When the Prince George's County Police department learned that Arnold Batson tested positive for HIV and hepatitis B, the department sent about a dozen police officers for HIV testing and counseling. Batson was the chef at Stoney's Restaurant in Clinton, Md., and one of two men killed in an execution-style shooting during a robbery Oct. 12. The police department refused to confirm the exposure, but sources claim Batson's blood tests were positive for both infectious diseases. Police sources said at least 50 police and fire department personnel who were on the scene were notified of possible exposure to an infectious disease, but the list was narrowed to fewer than a dozen after interviews with the officers.


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