A mug shot of Michael Johnson, 22, provided by St. Charles Police.

Lindenwood Student Charged With Spreading HIV

Michael “Tiger” Johnson, 22, of St. Charles was charged Thursday with “recklessly risking infection of another when infected with HIV,” a class A felony.


David Mangum entered a not guilty plea Thursday after being charged with recklessly infecting another with HIV.  (photo credit: police handout)

Man Charged with Spreading HIV Claims 300 Partners

In Missouri sentences for such crimes are among the nation’s harshest carries up to life in prison.



Cahokia Teacher’s Aide Charged With Sexual Assault, Transmission of HIV

Cahokia Superintendent Art Ryan said Mario Hunt frequently helped with prom and homecoming events and that all of the kids like him.


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Man Accused of Potentially Exposing Police to HIV

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.


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Illinois Doctors Ask for Medical Marijuana Legalization

Nearly 250 physicians are calling on Illinois lawmakers to legalize the use of marijuana for patients with serious illnesses.


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Illinois Could Repeal AIDS Notification Requirement For Schools

The “universal precaution,” as defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health, is to simply assume everybody could carry a blood-borne illness.


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Study: Bee Venom Can Kill HIV

Researchers have found a new way to combat HIV – bee venom.



Health Department Warns of HIV-Positive Prostitute

The person may have left town, Health Director Pam Walker says, but she says it’s another reason to stay away from prostitutes in the city.


Timothy Ray Brown, known as the "Berlin Patient" and the only person to have been cured of AIDS, holds a press conference to announce the launch of the Timothy Ray Brown Foundation at the Westin City Center hotel on July 24, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Man Claims He Is First Person Cured Of HIV Due To Rare Gene Mutation

More than five years after a radical treatment, a San Francisco man and his German doctor are convinced that he remains the first person cured of infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.


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Rising Food Prices Worry Local Charity

“We are hearing, sometime this fall, that meat prices are going to go up. Estimates are anywhere from five to seven percent.”