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Missouri man gets eight-year sentence in HIV case

ST. CHARLES, Mo. | A 44-year-old St. Charles man with the virus that causes AIDS is sentenced to eight years in prison for having unprotected sex with his girlfriend.

Michael Bergman pleaded guilty in September and was sentenced Monday on one count of recklessly risking another person with HIV infection.

Bergman was arrested in February, and authorities initially said at least five men and women were potentially exposed to HIV. But prosecutors say no other victims have come forward. Bergman's ex-girlfriend has not contracted HIV.

Bergman and the woman met on the Internet and began a relationship in December. He told authorities and testified in court that he was addicted to sex, drugs and alcohol.

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