NSW police officers’ six month HIV/AIDS wait as state government refuses to blood test offenders

Mark Morri, The Daily Telegraph

Two NSW police officers face an agonising six month wait to see if they have HIV/AIDS because the state government refuses to blood test offenders who attack cops.

One of the officers was allegedly bitten by a man who had his penis exposed and was wearing a bra who then said he had AIDS and hepatitis C.

The other officer suffered injuries which drew blood during an arrest at Casino on the north coast on the weekend.

“Anywhere else in Australia the offender would be tested for diseases and pretty quickly we would know if they were infected,” Police Association of NSW President Tony King said.

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