09/05/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

William O'Kelly, HIV-Positive Man, Was Denied Medication While Detained For Spitting On Man

HIV positive William O'Kelly was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree assault with a deadly weapon because he allegedly spit on another man in a dispute. Yet when he was taken into custody, authorities held him for 24 hours without providing him access to his medications, partly because they couldn't confirm he was HIV positive even though, in effect, he was arrested only because he was HIV positive.

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