Missouri Man May Have Infected Over 300 with HIV

Could face up to 15 years in prison for exposing partner without consent

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A man in rural Missouri told police he may have exposed more than 300 people to HIV since 2003.

Prosecutors in Stoddard County, Missouri, have charged David Mangum, 36, with knowingly exposing his partner to HIV without his consent, a felony under Missouri law carrying up to 15 years in prison, CNN reports. Infecting someone with the virus can carry a life sentence. The partner, who told police Mangum lied to him about his status, has tested positive for the AIDS-causing virus.

Mangum reportedly told police in the rural town of Dexter, Missouri, that he’d had unprotected sex with at least 300 people he met online or in parks since learning he had HIV a decade ago. A local detective told CNN that finding those Mangum had exposed would be difficult since he  “usually only knew his partners’ first names.”

[CNN]

26 comments
MothMan
MothMan

But the media masters keep saying GAY IS GREAT!  I guess Mother Nature disagrees.


dlkoepke
dlkoepke

By "people" they mean "men".  Let's not mince words here.  Gay men meet online and in parks for sex, not women. HIV is a gay phenomenon, and it only crosses over to straight couples when men are having sex with men behind the backs of their wives or girlfriends.  It is very difficult for a woman to transmit HIV, but it is very easy for a man to.  Tell me I'm wrong.  I'm sick of this doublespeak.

scott.frix
scott.frix

I'm going to guess that people that have unprotected sex with total strangers don't much care if they get diseases.

jeandeaux
jeandeaux

post  his face....bet the partners will come forward. 

KkkkayKkkkay1
KkkkayKkkkay1

@TIME we will see more people likes him !! We needs to SPEAK about HIV and EDUCATE people MORE !!

Sharon.R
Sharon.R

Forget gun control. How about gay control? Think of the children.

KenWarnock
KenWarnock

@iasociety @TIME This type of reporting is misleading and irresponsible. It perpetuates stigma and demonstrates a lack of information.

MarcHandler1
MarcHandler1

I hope Time Magazine/Denver Nicks will follow up on this article and  report how many of this man's partners actually got aids as a result. That would provide the public with some real information about how easy it is or is not to transmit aids through this kind of activity.

NO1POLITICALDIV
NO1POLITICALDIV

@TIME So sad.However, Hospitals MRSA(a fatal disease)kills 400,000 Americans yearly. No legal recourse if treatment given prior to death.

TallusRip
TallusRip

@dlkoepke Incorrect.  HIV is a bloodborne pathogen that can be transmitted to others via heterosexual sex, blood donation (there was a big controversy about this a few decades ago because it was called 'the gay disease' and suddenly straight women were getting it after transfusions), pregnant women can give it to their fetus, people who share needles, etc etc.  To hold the opinion that this virus is somehow capable of only inhabiting those of homosexual tendencies is laughable.  Your ignorance has put you on display as an idiot to everyone.  Congrats.

TallusRip
TallusRip

@Sharon.R I think what you mean is 'educate people better about the risks of shacking up with strangers.'  This is absolutely not a homosexual phenomenon.  Please learn something.

iasociety
iasociety

We don’t want to perpetuate stigma, we want to stop it! Retweets are not always endorsements. Thanks for your contribution @KenWarnock

TallusRip
TallusRip

@NO1POLITICALDIV @TIME That's because hospitals don't deliberately give people MRSA and then giggle about it when the patients get sick.

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