A 52-year-old Bradenton man wanted since 2015 for not telling his partner that he is HIV positive was arrested Dec. 27.
According to court records, Carlos Rivera and the woman had been physical for about six months before she found Rivera’s medication and confronted him.
The victim kept seeing Rivera routinely go into his closet and curiosity led her to check the closet where she found the medicine he was taking for both HIV and hepatitis C.
Rivera told investigators that he “never got around to telling,” the victim.
Deputies say Rivera knew he was HIV and hepatitis C positive for three years priors to dating the victim. The woman knew Rivera was on medication, but that Rivera had only told her he had liver and high blood pressure issues.
Rivera wasn’t immediately arrested, but a warrant was obtained for his arrest in May 2015, charging him with an infected person getting physical with an uninformed person, which is a crime.
Rivera was released from the Manatee County jail, after posting a $5,000 bond.
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