Biting man ordered to take blood test

25th August 2005, Comments 0 comments

25 August 2005, AMSTERDAM — A 25-year-old man who bit an off-duty police officer on the hand in Leeuwarden earlier this month has been ordered to cooperate with a blood test.

25 August 2005

AMSTERDAM — A 25-year-old man who bit an off-duty police officer on the hand in Leeuwarden earlier this month has been ordered to cooperate with a blood test.

The 35-year-old bite victim sought the court order because of strong evidence his attacker is HIV positive.

During the hearing on Wednesday it emerged the man who inflicted the bite was in the advanced stages of HIV infection. He recently stopped taking medication for the condition and refused to give blood voluntarily.

The police officer has been taking strong medication since the incident and will have to wait for six months to find out if the bite infected him with HIV.

He hopes a sample of blood from his attacker will help his own doctors decide on his treatment.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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