In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 08th, October, 2020

23-year-old Girl Charged With Intentionally Transmitting HIV To Her Good friend’s Child By Breastfeeding Him

23-year-old Woman Charged With Deliberately Transmitting HIV To Her Friend's Baby By Breastfeeding Him


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A girl in Zimbabwe has been charged with intentionally transmitting HIV to her good friend’s child by breastfeeding him.

The 23-year-old girl, from Harare, contaminated the 10-month-old boy when the mom gave the kid to her to babysit in August.

When the kid began crying whereas taking part in with different youngsters, the suspect began breastfeeding him in entrance of the opposite youngsters, native media reported.

The lady, who has not been recognized but, allegedly knew that she was HIV constructive on the time however ignored the danger and went forward to breastfeed the kid.

In line with state media, the lady reported the matter to the police after one of many youngsters who witnessed the incident knowledgeable her.

The suspect appeared at Harare Magistrates’ Courtroom on the finish of final month and was initially charged with ill-treatment of a minor below the Youngsters’s Act.

The 23-year-old has since been charged with deliberate transmission of HIV and was granted Z$500 (£1) bail forward of her trial on October 19.


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