A woman is to stand trial accused of sticking a 12-year-old boy with a hypodermic needle filled with her “body fluids” — while knowing she has HIV.
She denies assaulting the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, to the danger of his life on July 27 last year at an address in Dundee.
It is alleged she engaged in a struggle with him, pushed him, pulled him then struck him on the hand with a syringe and hypodermic needle.
Prosecutors say it contained her bodily fluids and caused the needle to penetrate the boy’s skin to his injury and the danger of his life.
An alternative charge alleges she culpably and recklessly exposed the boy to the risk of contracting HIV.