Gentry Burns, a Florida man, had sex with several women without telling them he had contracted HIV for two years
Florida man, 27, who had sex with multiple women without telling them he had HIV, gets two years in prison after two women contract the virus
- Gentry Burns, 27, was found guilty of having sex with multiple women without telling them he was HIV positive, which is illegal under Florida law
- Burns did not plead for a count of uninformed HIV-infected intercourse and was sentenced to two years in prison
- His ex-girlfriend told police she was afraid he gave her the virus and infect others
- Three women he had sex with were identified – two of whom contracted HIV
A Florida man who had sex with multiple women without telling them he was HIV positive has been sentenced to two years in prison.
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office filed suit after an investigation was launched when an ex-girlfriend of Gentry Burns, 27, came forward to report that she believed she had contracted HIV when she dated him in 2013.
The victim then tried to contact other women who were dating Burns in an attempt to warn them.
Florida Gentry Burns, 27, has been sentenced to two years in prison for having sex with multiple women without telling them he was HIV positive. Two women have contracted the virus
She also gave detectives the names of other women she thought Burns may have been infected.
Burns did not plead for a count of uninformed HIV-infected intercourse and was sentenced to two years in prison
Investigators then confirmed through medical records that Burns had been diagnosed HIV positive in January 2014.
Three women confirmed that they were dating Burns and having sexual activities without knowing he was HIV positive at the time.
At least two women were found to have contracted the disease. One was diagnosed with HIV in 2017 after dating Burns in 2016.
Burns of Port Orange, Florida, did not advocate a count of uninformed HIV-infected intercourse.
He was also sentenced to 12 months’ probation upon his release.
“It is believed that Gentry Burns traveled extensively along the East Coast of the United States and may have had contact with other victims in other states,” sheriff officials said at the time Burns, who was already in prison for not being charged. related charges.
Under Florida law, it is illegal for anyone who knows they have one of several sexually transmitted diseases to have sex with another person without giving them advance notice. Similar laws apply in 21 other states.
Other diseases under the law include gonorrhea, genital herpes simplex, chlamydia, non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU), pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)/acute salpingitis or syphilis.
About 1.2 million people in the US have HIV, and about 13 percent of them don’t know they have the disease.