Man Accused of Knowingly Spreading HIV

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    Thomas Guerra, 29, is accused of knowingly spreading HIV and lying about it, according to a complaint filed in court. NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe reports on Aug. 26, 2014. (Published Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014)

    A man has been charged in San Diego with knowingly spreading HIV and authorities say there could be more victims.

    Thomas M. Guerra, 29, stands accused of a misdemeanor charge of "willfully exposing infectious person to another" in connection to allegations he infected his boyfriend with HIV. This came despite Guerra telling him he wasn’t infected, according to court documents.

    The victim, however, told authorities he found text messages and videos on Guerra’s cellphone from other partners indicating Guerra had HIV.

    Guerra apparently joked in text messages about having HIV and other people not knowing it, according to court documents.

    The victim later tested positive for HIV, authorities said.

    Guerra, whose last known address is in Imperial Beach, is due in court on Thursday. If convicted, he could face a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.