New Hampshire man accused of spreading hepatitis C denies charges
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:30 a.m. EST -By Jason McLure
LITTLETON, New Hampshire (Reuters) – A traveling hospital technician accused of spreading hepatitis C to more than 30 former patients nationwide has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of tampering with a consumer product and obtaining controlled substances by fraud.
David Kwiatkowski, 33, was arraigned in federal court Monday in Concord N.H. A trial is scheduled for February but is unlikely to begin until later due to the complexity of the case, his lawyer, Bjorn Lange, said in an interview on Tuesday.
Prosecutors allege that Kwiatkowski, who has hepatitis C, stole syringes of the drug fentanyl intended for patients and injected himself with the anesthetic. He then refilled the syringes with saline solution, leaving the needles for the hospital to re-use on patients.
Hepatitis C can cause serious liver damage and causes more deaths in the U.S. annually than HIV.
The Justice Department says that Kwiatkowski learned he had the disease in June of 2010 but continued to inject patients with infected needles long afterwards.
If convicted on all 14 counts, Kwiatkowski faces up to 98 years in prison.
(Editing by Paul Thomasch; editing by Andrew Hay)
Obviously if he had used his sexual organ to transmit deadly diseases, the State would be obliged to fund him to continue doing it for the rest of his life, including the cost of treatment for all involved.
“Monthly HIV treatment regimens range from $2,000 to $5,000 —
much of it for drugs. With the life expectancy for HIV patients increasing, the lifetime cost of treatment in today’s terms is estimated at more than half-million dollars.” NPR
Think about this for a minute. A homosexual who spreads HIV to 5 other men will cause an estimated 2 to 3 million dollars of health care costs to society.
There is no punishment for this.
If he spreads HIV to 10 other men, it means 5 million dollars, plus his personal contribution to fueling an epidemic. One individual forcing the state to pay a bill of 5 million dollars, all because he feels entitled to be as perverted as
he wishes regarding his sexuality and never be accountable for
the harm and the damage that he causes in society. If you take
100 homosexuals doing this, the total damage in health care
costs amounts to half a billion dollars.
Who has decided that this little group of homosexuals are entitled to causing half a billion dollars of damage to society? People who say homosexuals are born that way and that they are not responsible for resolving their homosexuality
I think this really shows how askew the mentality about sexuality (and homosexuality) is in society today. There is a dominant view that sexuality pursuits must have priority over everything else, that dysfunctional sexualities like
homosexuality are normal, and that there can be no accountability for harmful actions regarding hook-up culture/promiscuity/homosexuality.
In 2009, there were about 30,000 new HIV infections among homosexual and bisexual men, that is, 15 billion dollars of projected cost resulting from this year alone.