viernes, 30 de diciembre de 2011

Giving AIDS is a crime - Pasar el VIH a sabiendas que lo tienes es un CRIMEN

This is an article from Grand Rapids, Michigan about a man who knowlingly gave AIDS
to  people by having unprotected sex.

Updated at 4:50 p.m. ET: David Dean Smith's attorney, Richard E. Zambon of Grand Rapids, tells that he plans on "exploring all options" in defending Smith, saying specifically that "I am concerned about his mental health."
Zambon said he hadn't yet seen all of the police and medical records in the case and couldn't talk about specifics, but he said the law under which Smith was charged is a "relatively new statute with not many cases having interpreted" it, meaning few court precedents have been established.

Original post: A Michigan man has been charged with felony sex offenses after he told police he was HIV-positive and had set out to intentionally infect as many people as he could, police said. Health officials have issued an alert warning that "possibly hundreds of people have been exposed to HIV."
The man, identified as David Dean Smith, 51, of Comstock Park, north of Grand Rapids, was arraigned Wednesday on a second count of "AIDS-sexual penetration with an uninformed partner" after police said they had identified a second possible victim.
Smith was initially charged with one count after he went to Grand Rapids police last week and said he had intentionally had unprotected sex with as many people as he could over the last three years, according to police.

According to documents on file with Grand Rapids 61st District Court, Smith claimed to have had sex with "thousands" of partners, intending to kill them by infecting them with HIV. Some of those people are from outside the Grand Rapids area, including people Smith met over the Internet, he told police, according to documents.

Smith faces separate preliminary hearings on the two charges on Jan. 4 and Jan. 9. He remains in the Kent County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.

The Kent County Health Department issued an alert Tuesday warning that "hundreds of people may have been exposed to HIV," urging potential victims to come forward and encouraging everyone who may have concerns to be tested for HIV.

Vitals: AIDS discovery could put virus on the run, bioethicist says

One of the two possible victims police say they have found so far said in an interview with NBC station WOOD-TV of Grand Rapids that she was diagnosed with HIV in October 2008.
The woman, whom authorities and NBC News are not identifying, said she knew immediately that it was Smith — whom she said she met through an ad on the Yahoo! Personals website — who had infected her. She called him "a predator" and "a sociopath."

The woman said Smith sent her a text message letting her know that he was going to surrender to police. The message read: "Turning myself into the law, my life is over. Take care. Always love you."
"It's something he should have done years ago," she said. "He shouldn't get a pat on the head for what he did."
Smith said at his arraignment Wednesday that he has been undergoing counseling. Court documents show that Smith was admitted to Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services recently because he was "suicidal" and had tried to kill himself at least once.

The records say the hospital determined that Smith is "sexually aroused by causing pain to females."
A Facebook page with Smith's name, address and pictures says he graduated from Harry Hill High School in Lansing in 1978 and studied at the University of Phoenix, a for-profit online institution. It shows that he has worked in telecommunications for several companies.

Posts to the account stopped on Nov. 30. Before then, the account owner posted some messages that could possibly be interpreted as alluding to his situation.

"Someone special to me asked me a question about scandulous people, this was my thought," he wrote on Nov. 5. "Let me know what ya think. When you are young you believe people will love you like you want and keep an eye out for those scandulous you get older you realize most everyone is scandulous so you dont trust anyone but keep an eye out for the special ones that truley care."
A day earlier, this message appeared:
"I pray for blessings to all I know, for forgiveness for my shortcommings to them and that they may no peace. And last, that I love them all as much as I can."

Vitals: Double whammy of setbacks cripple war on AIDS
The woman who spoke to WOOD said she had no doubt that there are many other victims. She said Smith told her that he had had sex with as many as 3,000 people, including men as well as women.
"He hits drifters," she said in the interview. "He hits people who are young. He hits young women, and from what I understand, he hits men, too. Those are his targets."

Dani Carlson and Leon Hendrix of NBC station WOOD of Grand Rapids, Mich., contributed to this report.

More info in

Información sobre Diversidad Sexual en Ecuador

3 comentarios:

  1. En esta noticia, dan a entender que el paciente sufre de Demencia...
    Aquí en Ecuador se les ha advertido que hay pacientes con VIH, que tienen problemas mentales... y que necesitan un seguimiento...

    Ustedes ya saben lo que ha pasado...


    Qué mas peripecies esperaremos que pasen...

    Joaquín Pinto E 4 - 385 y Juan Leon Mera - Oficina 205
    Teléfono (02) 2239689 (Lunes a Sabados 17:00 a 20:00)
    Francisco Guayasamin - Director - Celular 086-588-404
    En Facebook:
    En Twitter: @paiscanela
    Quito - Ecuador

  2. Creo que ya es tiempo de parar estas situaciones en el Ecuador, ya que se estan iendo de las manos y muy sueltos de brazos evaluandose y con resultados de que todo esta correcto y lo peor ante la mirada de muchas autoridades

    Realmente tendremos que ponerle fin a estos atropellos a la dignidad humana

    Estableceremos contacto con autoridades que realmente le den importancia a los ecuatorianos

    Sr. Walter Gómez Ronquillo
    Coordinador de la Red de Organizaciones y Grupos de Ayuda Mutua
    Director Ejecutivo Fundacion Vida Libre
    Vice-Presidente de la Coordinadora SIDA Guayas
    Telef: 59391784159 042244040
    Skype: walterfvl1

  3. Lamentable, pero parece que las autoridades han perdido los sentidos porque todo el munda sabe y nadie hace nada, lastima pero tenemos que seguir dando guerra y haciendo sentir nuestra justa protesta porque no se puede ir por la vida haciendo tanto daño a los semejantes y diciendo que cumplieron metas que pesar,ojalá podamos algún día ver que se4 haga justicia.

    Soraya Iza
    Presidente de Gam Caminos de Esperanza