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HIV-positive man guilty of passing on virus

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A jury has convicted a Minneapolis man who is HIV-positive of passing on the virus that causes AIDS to another man through unprotected sex.

The jury convicted 30-year-old Daniel James Rick last Friday after a weeklong trial in Hennepin County. Rick was found guilty of a felony — attempted first-degree assault-knowing transfer of a communicable disease.

According to the complaint, the man went to Rick's home, where the two had sex without using condoms. The complaint says Rick did not say he was HIV-positive. The other man later tested HIV-positive. According to the complaint, he had tested negative before having sex with Rick.

The Star Tribune reports ( sentencing is set for Nov. 28.


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