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NY Paper Raises HIV/AIDS Specter For Strauss-Kahn

IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn (center) is taken out of a police station in handcuffs in New York on May 15.
The "New York Post" suggests that International Monetary Fund (IMF) Director General and alleged rapist Dominique Strauss-Kahn has another potential worry.

His accuser, previously identified as a 32-year-old Guinean immigrant, lives in "a Bronx apartment rented exclusively for adults with HIV or AIDS." Writes the "Post":

The Post has not been able to ascertain whether the maid, 32, has HIV/AIDS because of medical confidentiality laws.

But the agency rents apartments only for adults with the disease. A Harlem United worker said at least one adult in the household has to be HIV-positive or have AIDS to qualify for one of their units. A healthy adult with a child with HIV or AIDS is not eligible.

The paper adds later, in a reference to one of the alleged acts that Strauss-Kahn forced on the woman:

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control: "It is possible for either partner to become infected with HIV through performing or receiving oral sex."

-- Central Newsroom

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