Possession of A Dangerous Weapon

Laws often fail to stop intentional spread of HIV virus

HIV-INFECTED BLOOD HAS BECOME PERHAPS THE most difficult of deadly weapons to control. Those who wield it often strike without warning or remorse. Parolee Terry Boatwright, facing accusations that he had raped and also injected his ex-girlfriend with his own tainted blood because he wanted her to know what it was like to live with HIV, shot himself to death during a standoff with Escambia County (Florida) sheriffs on Nov. 28. Two days later, a Portland, Oregon, judge sentenced Alberto Gonzalez to 113 months in prison for having unprotected sex with a 17-year-old girl last year and giving her marijuana. Gonzalez...

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