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An HIV-Positive Woman Is Arrested For Spitting in a Police Officer's Face

An HIV-Positive Woman Is Arrested For Spitting in a Police Officer's Face

Activists quickly alerted the news outlet so the story makes it clear that the virus cannot be transmitted via saliva.

China Anderson, a resident of Memphis, Tennessee, was arrested for prostitution and criminal exposure to HIV.

According to the affidavit, the incident started when Anderson was being arrested for prostitution. Officers wrote she was already in custody when she became ‘irate and violent’ and spit in their face.

It was added only after contacted by HIV Activists, including Josh Robbins, that, "Important to note, HIV is not spread through saliva."

According to the CDC, HIV can only be spread in the extremely rare case of "deep, open-mouth kissing if both partners have sores or bleeding gums and blood from the HIV-positive partner gets into the bloodstream of the HIV-negative partner."

According to sources in law enforcement and hospitals, anyone who comes in contact with HIV is blood tested. After that, they take a cocktail of pills three times a day for at least two weeks, and then are periodically tested to ensure the virus does not show up later.

The article concludes, suggesting to readers: "For more information about HIV and how it is transmitted, you can visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click here"


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