(WXYZ) - A 44-year-old man is charged with failing to disclose that he is HIV positive to multiple partners.
According to the Genesee County Health Department, Johnnie Peters did not reveal his HIV status to sexual partners, which is a felony offense in Michigan.
“We had an individual, newly identified as HIV positive who identified Mr. Peters as a partner but indicated him as a partner who was negative,” said Genesee County Health Officer Mark Valacak.
The Health Department is investigating the allegations and trying to track down any potential victims and encourage them to get tested.
The situation is considered an extremely serious public health concern.
Anyone who is concerned can be anonymously tested at the Genesee County health Department. You can call the Health Department Adult Teen Health Services Clinic at 810-257-3139.
The Genesee County Health Department offers free HIV counseling and testing all year. Testing takes place on Monday, Thursday, and Friday by walk-in from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm. They also have testing on Tuesdays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
It is a rapid test and produces results in 30 minutes.
For more information on where you can get tested for HIV go to: http://hivtest.cdc.gov
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