Officer Recommends Court Martial For HIV-Positive Soldier

An HIV-positive soldier accused of knowingly spreading the disease that causes AIDS should face court martial.

That's the recommendation today by an investigating officer in the case of Private First Class Johnny Dalton.

The 25-year-old is charged with three counts of aggravated assault and the use of marijuana. He's accused of knowingly spreading HIV to a male teen with whom he had sex.

Dalton remains in military custody.

Major Tom Earnhardt of the 82nd Airborne Division says the division's leaders will consider the recommendation when deciding how to proceed with the case.


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