272 Days in Prison
U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, Kenneth Pinkela asks for an end to HIV prosecutions in the military.
"Two things mattered: 1) I was accused, and 2) I have HIV. The prosecution’s case was focused almost solely on proving that I had HIV; the military court would not allow my counsel to introduce critical evidence, as well as physical and medical evidence.
The prosecutor said, and I am quoting directly here, ‘where there is smoke there is fire…you are HIV positive so it must have been you.’ “