A soldier in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly infecting his partner with HIV intentionally.
The 44-year-old staff sergeant stationed at the SANDF’s Special Forces Unit based in Phalaborwa, Limpopo was arraigned in court on Friday September 4.
News24 reported that the soldier who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, underwent compulsory regular medical examinations as a SANDF operative and these include HIV tests.
In October 2007, he tested positive for HIV at the SANDF sickbay in Phalaborwa. Further tests confirmed his positive status. In 2016, the accused became romantically involved with a corporal in the SA Air Force. The accused had consensual and unprotected intercourse with her on several occasions between December 2016 and April 2017.
It was gathered that before the couple became romantically involved, the female corporal tested negative for HIV in August 2016. In the charge sheet made available to the publication, the lady also revealed that she never had an intercourse with anyone from the time she received her HIV report until she became involved with the accused.
She also disclosed that she was persuaded into having unprotected by the soldier who made her believe he was HIV negative. It was alleged that the soldier will either refuse to wear a condom during s3x, would prematurely remove the condom before the completion of s3xual intercourse or would insist and persist on having unprotected s3x with the victim. The victim tested positive for HIV in April 2017.
Though the soldier is currently out of custody on a warning, the case was adjourned till September 16.
Wolves striker, Raul Jimenez suffers fractured skull after head clash with David Luis in Arsenal game; undergoes surgery
Wolves have confirmed that striker Raul Jimenez suffered a fractured skull and has undergone an operation following his head clash with David Luis against Arsenal on Sunday, November 29.
The Mexican striker was stretchered off after the head clash with Arsenal defender David Luiz and was given oxygen after the accidental incident.
The clash of heads occurred early in the match and resulted in a lengthy delay of around 10 minutes as paramedics and medical staff saw to both players.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 7:27pm today (29 November) to reports of a person injured at Emirates Stadium on Queensland Road, Holloway.
“We sent an ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic, an incident response officer and a medic in car to the scene. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance by car.
“We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre.”
The 29-year-old was taken to a London hospital, where he was conscious and responding to treatment.
In a statement on Monday, Wolves said: “Raul is comfortable following an operation last night, which he underwent in a London hospital.
“He has since seen his partner Daniela and is now resting. He will remain under observation for a few days while he begins his recovery.
“The club would like to thank the medical staff at Arsenal, the NHS paramedics, hospital staff and surgeons who, through their skill and early response, were of such help.
“The club ask that Raul and his family are now afforded a period of space and privacy, before any further updates are provided in due course.”
Nurse who is HIV positive reveals how she’s been keeping her partner safe
A South African nurse who is HIV positive, has revealed how she’s been keeping her partner safe from the virus.
According to Angela Motsusi, HIV patients who take their ARVs daily, attend all clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled are safe of have sex with a negative partner.
Living testimonies of #UequalsU , it’s simple really, if you are HIV positive, take your ARVs daily and attend all your clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled, by taking your treatment everyday you will be virally suppressed and with a sustained, suppressed viral load you CANNOT sexually transmit HIV to your partner, I am positive and he is negative. #normalizinghivchallenge #uequalsusouthafrica
Medic reveals dilemma after curious woman brings her husband’s ‘ulcer medication’ to clinic but it’s HIV drugs and her husband kept her in the dark
A medic took to Twitter to reveal an issue he’s having at work.
He explained that a curious woman brought drugs to the clinic to ask what it’s used for because her husband uses it daily but says it’s his ulcer medication.
He added that the woman has been losing weight recently and that makes her even more curious.
The medic said the drugs turned out to be HIV drugs.
Twitter users advised him to tell the woman, but some opined that the husband has the right not to inform her about his HIV status and they advised the medic to just get the woman tested for HIV.
The medic said he wanted to test the woman for HIV but the clinic he works in is out of HIV test kits.
Read his the tweets and replies below.