PORT ORANGE, Fla. - A 26-year-old Port Orange man with HIV was charged Thursday with having sex with multiple people without informing them of his infection, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies said Gentry Burns had sex with three women without notifying them he is HIV positive. They said he was diagnosed in January 2014.
Investigators said one of his ex-girlfriends told them she believed she contracted HIV from him while dating him in 2013.
They said the woman contacted other women who dated Burns to try to warn them about his status.
Port Orange man, Gentry Burns, charged with 3 counts of failing to inform sexual partners of his HIV infection. We believe there may be other victims out there. Please see a doctor and come forward to us - call us at 386-248-1777. Details of the case at: https://t.co/yNnZp8bhiL pic.twitter.com/G7F6vRrkoH— Volusia Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) October 17, 2019
Detectives said the woman provided them the names of other women whom she believed Burns might have infected.
Deputies said they identified three women who dated Burns and had sex with him without knowing he was HIV positive, one of whom was diagnosed HIV positive in 2017 after dating him in 2016.
Burns was booked into the Volusia County Jail on Oct. 1 on unrelated charges. He is being held without bail because of the additional charges.
Detectives said there could be additional victims.
Anyone who has dated Burns and believes that they might be at risk is urged to see a doctor and to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 386-248-1777.
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