A Florida man who had HIV failed to communicate partner status to sexual partners: sheriff

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A Florida man who is 26 years old has accused her of not telling three women that he was HIV positive before they had sex, the authorities said.

Thursday was charged on Gentry Burns from Ormond Beach and violated HIV Florida disclosure law. He was imprisoned on unrelated assault charges.

“The directors were certified by means of medical records that were subjected to a positive HIV Diagnosis in January 2014,” said Andrew Gant, spokesperson for the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

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Failure for Gentry Burns, 26.

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“Directors identified three victims who cooperated with the investigation and confirmed that they were engaging in sexual activity with Burns without being convinced he was HIV positive,” Gant said.

Investigators began investigating after a woman emerged that she had diagnosed HIV after taking up Burns in 2013, Gant said.

“The victim was coming out to contact other women who were going with Burns as an attempt to warn them,” he said. “She put the names of other women she believed could have been infected by Burns to the detectives.” T

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Under Florida law, it is illegal for anyone who knows some sexually transmitted diseases to have sex with another person without being informed of their status.

Some 20 states have similar laws. Health experts and patient advocates say there is a stigma about the disease that could prevent people from diagnosing or preventing their treatment, rather than transporting the virus.

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Burns' lawyer from the public defendant's office did not respond to an inquiry from The Associated Press.

The Associated Press assisted this report.

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