AL Soldier Court Martialed for Possibly Spreading HIV

By: AP
By: AP

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Military officials say a Redstone
Arsenal soldier is in a military prison after he was court
marshaled for knowingly spreading the AIDS virus.

Officials say Sgt. Brandon Clarett was found guilty last month of multiple counts of assault "likely to cause death or grievous bodily harm" along with violating his superior's command.

He was given a dishonorable discharge and will spend the next 30 months at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.

Officials say Clarett had unprotected sex with his victims and
did not first inform them he was HIV-positive.

Capt. Derek Eichholz says Clarrett was diagnosed with HIV
several years ago and was given explicit orders of what he could
and could not do, including telling all prospective sexual partners
about his diagnosis.


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  • by jason on Sep 10, 2011 at 01:49 PM
    I get tested with every partner before we decide not to use protection. Soldier did a horrible thing but serves you right for not protecting yourself.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 8, 2011 at 08:34 AM
    That is such a terrible thing for someone to do. And who knows how many people he had sex with, and who knows who they've passed it on to.Doing this to someone is just as bad as shooting them. He needs to get life behind bars.Who knows how many lives he's destroyed.I am sure he don't care anymore as to what happens to him or anyone eles. And that is a shame.
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