STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 21 (UPI) -- A male doctor was jailed in
Stockholm, Sweden, for having unprotected sex with two other men
despite knowing he was HIV positive, court documents show.
The physician was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for
reckless endangerment and ordered to pay 26,900 kronor
($3,483.44) in compensation to one of the men, The Local reported
Only one of the two men has been diagnosed with human
immunodeficiency virus, which can lead to AIDS, but the court
ruled he could have been infected by someone else.
The attorney for the men, Elisabeth Massi Fritz, the ruling will
"There can be no other person that has infected my client. But we
have to obtain a supplementary investigation to prove this," said
The district court concluded in its ruling the doctor's offense
was especially serious considering in his professional capacity
he should be aware of the Swedish Institute for Infectious
Disease Control rules of conduct, The Local said.