Within days of her arrest as a suspect in the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, Amanda Knox was told that she had tested HIV positive. This was a lie and the circumstances surrounding this fake test form part of her appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
You can read more about the ECHR submission here: http://bit.ly/1XmI1BH
As she records in her book, “Waiting to Be Heard”; the HIV episode occurred in November 2007, during the first month of her incarceration and almost a year before she was charged. She and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were in custody because a judge had decided that they “might kill again” and because she might be a flight risk. This was an abuse of the Italian law on preventive detention which is only intended for suspected terrorists and known violent offenders.
The trap is sprung
The fake HIV test result news was announced to Amanda at a nightly infirmary appointment – this was a daily occurrence while her mental state was being assessed.