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HIV+ Maid Arrested for Breastfeeding Employer’s Baby

A house help in Zambia suspected of breastfeeding her employer’s one-month in Lusaka while knowing she is living with HIV has been detained pending investigations.

Zambia Police Service Spokesperson Mrs Esther Katongo has Mwebantu that police had charged and arrested a female adult aged 29 years for “Negligent act likely to spread infection”.

She said the suspect is employed as a house maid by the complainant.

“It was alleged by the complainant that the suspect who is known to be  HIV positive  was found breast feeding his child a male juvenile  aged one month. This occurred on  15th November, 2019 around 13:00 hours. Both the suspect and the infant were subjected to medical examination and the suspect was found to be positive while the infant was negative.” She said

She added that the suspect is detained in police custody and will appear in court soon.



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