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German Girl Band Star Faces Jail For Infecting a Man With HIV

Nadja Benaissa, pictured here on the far right, may find herself off of center stage and in jail. The German pop star has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm by infecting a man with HIV. This does not sound like something you want to go through in the media spotlight.

Nadja is 26 and a mom. She rose to fame when she and four other women won the first series of Germany's Popstars in 2000. They went on to sell millions of records and top the charts as the band No Angels.

Now Nadja faces charges of having unprotected sex with three people between 2004 and 2006, without telling them she had HIV. She could face 10 years in prison.

Thirty-two US states criminalized passing HIV, and in some countries intentional transmission leads to life in prison.

Do you think Nadja should go to jail, or was it her partners' obligations to protect themselves?


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