Tuesday, February 16, 2010

No Angels Singer Charged With Transmitting HIV

Nadja Benaissa

No Angels singer, Nadja Benaissa, has been charged with assault, for having unprotected sex with a man, knowing she is HIV positive. The man recently tested positive as well and filed a complaint, which is now being prosecuted. A sad case has just become sadder, but both Benaissa and the young man should keep their chins up and hold out hope for a cure.


HIV Positive German Pop Star Freed From Jail

Pop Star Arrested For Spreading H.I.V.

HIV-positive German pop star charged: prosecutors

BERLIN — German prosecutors said Friday they have charged a member of all-female pop group No Angels with causing bodily harm for failing to inform sexual partners that she was HIV positive.

Nadja Benaissa, 27, had sex on five occasions between 2000 and 2004 with three people and did not tell them she was infected, even though she had known since 1999, according to the charge sheet.

"She was well aware that any unprotected sexual contact can lead to the virus being passed on," prosecutors in the town of Darmstadt near Frankfurt said.

One of the three had since been confirmed as being infected with the HIV virus, which causes AIDS, prosecutors added.

No Angels shot to fame in 2000 thanks to a television talent show and had a string of hits in central Europe before splitting up in 2003. They reformed in 2007 and competed in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing 23rd.