A teacher and coach at Cahokia High School is facing charges for allegedly knowingly transmitting HIV.
Police say that Mario Hunt knew he was HIV positive and engaged in intimate contact with a boy under 18 years old. The school has suspended Hunt. He was a teacher's assistant and helped to coach several teams. The school revealed that the alleged relationship started with contact on Facebook.
Hunt faces three charges including the felony of transmitting HIV.
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis man is facing charges for potentially exposing police officers to the virus that causes AIDS.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 42-year-old David Williamson is charged with exposing another person to HIV infection for an incident that happened last May in St. Louis County.
Prosecutors say a Clayton officer responded to a report of a possible drunk-driving suspect slumped behind the wheel of a car. Authorities say Williamson refused to get out.
Williamson struggled with two officers, causing cuts to their skin and his. Williamson was taken to a hospital and told a doctor he was HIV-positive.
Clayton police declined to comment on the condition of the officers but both remain on duty.
Williamson is jailed on $25,000 bond.
The plaintiff, identified in court documents as John Doe 1631, had sued Quest Diagnostics and their Central West End clinical lab after the results of a 2006 blood test were faxed to the Wayman AME Church where the man worked at that time.
Quest had argued that the man had given permission to fax the results because the church's fax number appeared at the top of the doctor's order form. The fax apparently sat in plain view in the church office for several days because the plaintiff was on vacation when it arrived.
He's seeking unspecified punitive damages and compensation for emotional distress.
The Justice Department announced settlement of the case on Wednesday. Former Nurse Susan Gibson filed a complaint with the Justice Department against Castlewood Treatment Center. She applied to the center in 2010 seeking treatment for anorexia but was rejected.
The American Civil Liberties Union says the clinic falsely claimed its license prohibited the facility from treating people with a blood-borne infection.
Castlewood denied discriminating, saying officials at the center though she would receive more appropriate treatment at an in-patient facility because of her HIV status.
The center will pay Gibson $115,000, and pay $25,000 to the Justice Department in civil penalties.