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Man charged with spitting while HIV positive was denied meds in...

HIV positive William O'Kelly was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree assault with a deadly weapon because he allegedly spit on another man in a dispute. Yet when he was taken into custody, authorities held him for 24 hours without providing him access to his medications, partly because they couldn't confirm he was HIV positive even though, in effect, he was arrested only because he was HIV positive.

Denver HIV-positive man charged with using spit as deadly weapon

An HIV positive Denver man has been preliminarily charged with second-degree Assault with a Deadly Weapon by the Denver district attorney's office for allegedly spitting on another man during a dispute. A spokesperson for the DA's office said staffers are currently examining the case to determine whether the charge is appropriate.