Americus PD is investigating a woman claiming to have spread HIV to multiple partners

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UPDATE (8-7-2019):

Americus Police Department says they’ve interviewed Brandi Yakeima Lasiter, the woman who made the viral video stating that she may have given HIV to multiple partners.

In a news release, APD says detectives interviewed Lasiter on August 6. Lasiter now says that she does not have the HIV virus and that she made the video because she was angry at the people she named.

She provided documentation of a blood test from September 2018 that showed she was not HIV positive. Lasiter has voluntarily submitted to a blood test to verify her status of not being infected with HIV.

The results of this test will determine what, if any, charges she may be facing in this incident.

ORIGINAL:

The Americus Police Department is looking into a viral Facebook video of a woman saying she is HIV positive and stating she may have given the virus to multiple people.

Major Herman Lamar says the police department received several forwarded links to the video allegedly posted by an Americus woman. In the video, the woman lists off names of multiple partners and says now they are all sick like her.

Major Lamar says one of the individuals mentioned in the video contacted Americus Police and filed a harassment/communication complaint.

“The individual named Brandi Lassiter of Americus. He stated that he had been receiving harassment from her,” Lamar said.

Right now, there have not been any arrests, but Americus PD are still investigating. Under Georgia Code 16-5-60 it is a felony to knowingly attempt to transmit the HIV virus.

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