Woman avoids felony conviction in HIV case

Tuesday, December 21st 2004, 5:42 am
By: News On 6

ENID, Okla. (AP) -- An Enid woman has avoided a felony conviction on allegations she intentionally exposed a former boyfriend to HIV.

Cynthia Bambi Adair pleaded no contest to the felony charge in June. She was placed in a delayed sentencing program for young adults.

Adair was to spend six months in Department of Corrections custody so officials could complete an offender accountability plan. But DOC officials recommended Adair's release because her initial assessment showed only moderate substance abuse problems.

They recommended she participate in appropriate outpatient drug treatment once she returned to Enid.

Court documents indicate Adair was diagnosed as HIV positive in 2002. But an affidavit filed in the case says Adair never told her former boyfriend.