US: New York man faked HIV test, charged with reckless endangerment


NYer arrested, accused of faking HIV test results

December 9, 2008

Authorities said he later admitted to woman he was HIV positive

A New Yorker has been arrested on charges that he faked HIV test results so that a woman would have unprotected sex with him.

Department of Investigation Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn says X could spend up to 8 years in prison if convicted of reckless endangerment and possession of a forged instrument.

Authorities say the pair had unprotected sex eight to 10 times, from December 2007 to March 2008. When the woman later questioned the document’s authenticity, X allegedly admitted that it was fake and he was HIV positive.

Her medical status is not being made public.