A 29-year-old Lawrence man was booked into the Douglas County Jail this week on charges of knowingly infecting a 20-year-old woman with HIV.
The man had sexual contact with the woman the night of Jan. 2 in North Lawrence, and she reported the incident to police Jan. 19.
The man has been charged in Douglas County District Court with "exposing another to a life-threatening communicable disease," which is a felony under a 1999 Kansas law. The law also prohibits people with deadly communicable diseases to share hypodermic needles or to donate blood or organs.
The man was released from jail on bond and is scheduled to appear in court March 8.
According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, there were 138 new cases of HIV infection reported statewide last year. Between five and 15 of those were in Douglas County.