Police charge man with knowingly infecting woman with communicable disease at Wollongong

A Sydney man will face court today charged with knowingly infecting a woman with a communicable disease.

Earlier this month, officers attached to Wollongong Police District commenced an investigation following reports a woman had been knowingly infected with a communicable disease, medically known as HIV.

Police will allege the man met the woman through social media and engaged in unprotected, consensual sex with the woman without informing her of his condition.

About 6pm yesterday (Wednesday 30 October 2019), a 37-year-old man was arrested at his home in Miranda.

He was taken to Sutherland Police Station where he was charged with have sexually transmissible disease etc not prevent spread.

The man was refused bail to appear before Sutherland Local Court today (Thursday 31 October 2019).

More information on prevention and treatment for HIV is available at https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/endinghiv/Pages/default.aspx or the Sexual Health Info Link (SHIL) on 1800 451 624.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.

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