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Gillian Sharpe reports
"The trial heard evidence from a nurse who specialises in HIV and Aids"
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Tuesday, 13 February, 2001, 19:00 GMT
HIV 'infection' trial begins
Glasgow High Court
The trial is at the High Court in Glasgow
A man has gone on trial at the High Court in Glasgow accused of culpably and recklessly infecting a woman with HIV.

Stephen Kelly, 33, is charged with having sex with Anne Craig while knowing or believing that he was infected with HIV.

The offence is alleged to have happened in Kings Park, Glasgow, and at houses in Elibank Street and Avonspark Street, Ruchazie between December 1993 and March 1994.

Its alleged that, over that period, Mr Kelly culpably and recklessly and with total disregard for the consequences, repeatedly had sex with Miss Craig whereby she became infected with the virus.

He denies the charges.

Stephen Kelly
Stephen Kelly denies the charges
The trial heard evidence from a nurse specialising in HIV and drug misuse about an outbreak of the virus at Glenochil prison in 1993.

Anne Thomson told the court that Mr Kelly was one of those who come forward for a pre-testing counselling session.

The trial before Lord Mackay of Drumadoon was adjourned until Wednesday.

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