In a story from the Los Angeles Times on Thursday, David Lee Magnum from Dexter, Missouri was arrested for suspicion of reckless exposure to HIV.
Magnum’s former boyfriend reported him to police after learning that Magnum has been HIV-positive since 2003. The two broke up in June after Magnum was found cheating on his boyfriend with another man.
Police found out from Magnum that he had been with about 300 men after being diagnosed. He denied having the virus during all of the encounters.
"Mangum admitted he never disclosed he had HIV to any of his sexual partners in Stoddard County," Dexter Police Det. Cory Mills wrote in the probable-cause statement according to the report.
His felt that he would have been rejected if he told any of his partners, so he kept silent.
More than half of the partners lived in the rural area of Stoddard County.
Authorities urged anyone who has had an anonymous encounter via the website Craigslist or knowingly had an encounter with Magnum to get tested for the dangerous condition immediately.
The 37-year-old could face years in prison or possibly life for failing to reveal that he had the sexually transmitted disease.
He is currently being held on $250,000 bond according to the report.