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HIV positive Dwane Robert Koltchigin charged with sexual assault

Charged With Aggravated Sexual Assault
Unprotected Sex Without Disclosing He Was HIV Positive

Public Safety Alert
Man charged in Aggravated Sexual Assault,
Dwane Robert Koltchigin, 40
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in an Aggravated Sexual Assault investigation.
It is alleged that:
− on Monday, April 30, 2012, a man was arrested on an unrelated matter
− during the investigation, it was alleged that he knowingly had unprotected sex without disclosing that he was HIV positive
Dwane Robert Koltchigin, 40, a.k.a. Tre or Tre Cold, has been charged with:
1) Aggravated Sexual Assault
He was scheduled to appear in court at College Park, on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
Police believe there may be other victims.

Charles Mzite comes from Zimbabwe to Canada, infects women with AIDS and now claims his human rights were violated

HIV positive man who knowingly spread the virus claims his human rights were violated

Charles Mzite seems quite spry

An HIV positive man who knowingly spread the virus to four women has complained his human rights have been violated because the jail where he is held has made errors in his medication.

Charles Mzite, of Vancouver, had sex with four women and failed to tell them he had HIV. In some cases he lied and told them he didn’t have the virus.

He was convicted of aggravated sexual assaulted by a B.C. Supreme Court judge in March 2009, eight years after he moved to Canada from Zimbabwe. At least one of the women is now HIV positive.

Mzite has since launched a complaint with the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, claiming his treatment regime was interrupted 36 times while he was at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre.

He was moved to a federal institution after being convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

During his time in remand starting in September 2007, Mzite claims there were numerous interruptions in his treatment, despite protests from his doctor and lawyer that he was on a strict regime.

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Two years minus a day for Gregory Thomas: A stark reminder that Canada does not reject HIV-positive immigrants

HIV-positive Toronto man jailed for having unprotected sex

By Sam Pazzano ,Toronto Sun

TORONTO - An HIV-positive Toronto man who endangered his mistress’ life through unprotected sex was sentenced to two years less a day in prison.

“Gregory Thomas repeatedly engaged in unprotected intercourse with the victim after he learned that he was infected … and he failed to do so notwithstanding that he was himself undergoing treatment for the infection,” Justice Ian MacDonnell said Tuesday.

Thomas started a five-year relationship in 2002 with the victim, who developed full-blown AIDS, and they had a daughter — now 8 — together.

The 51-year-old bicycle mechanic was convicted of attempted aggravated sexual assault between March 7, 2006 and June 9, 2007.

In March 2006, Thomas tested positive for HIV as part of his physical examination for immigration.

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Vancouver: Holy Moyo, an HIV-positive refugee from Zimbabwe, hopes to live to 100

Three years ago, the 46-year-old HIV-positive man was accepted as a refugee from Zimbabwe, a country with almost no HIV treatment and where life expectancy is only 48. Photograph by: Jenelle Schneider, PNG, Vancouver Sun

Refugee builds new life in Canada
HIV-positive man became disillusioned by life as a police officer in Zimbabwe
By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun December 13, 2011

HIV-positive patient Holy Moyo relaxes during an appointment at St. Paul’s Hospital. ‘As you can see, I’m doing very well, thank you,’ said Moyo, who is taking anti-retroviral drugs in Vancouver after suffering with very limited health care services in Zimbabwe.
Photograph by: Jenelle Schneider, PNG, Vancouver Sun

Holy Moyo would most certainly have been dead a long time ago had Canada not offered him a place to call home.

Three years ago, the 46-year-old HIV-positive man was accepted as a refugee from Zimbabwe, a country with almost no HIV treatment and where life expectancy is only 48. Continue reading