Man charged with knowingly exposing girlfriend to HIV

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis man has been charged with exposing his girlfriend to HIV without telling her.

Anthonio Harden was charged with two counts of criminal exposure to HIV and is being held on $50,000 bond.  Police said he was involved in a three-month relationship.

Police said Harden did not tell his girlfriend about his sexually transmitted disease.

Harden has a criminal history, with charges that include carrying a weapon on school property and aggravated burglary.  This is not his first arrest on sex-related charges.

In September of 2010, police were working a prostitution sting at Monroe and Claybrook.  Investigators said Harden got into a car with an undercover officer and offered him sex for $20.  Harden was arrested at Monroe and McNeil and charged with prostitution.

According to a recent affidavit of complaint, Harden was involved in a three-month sexual relationship that ended in June.

In August, the woman learned Harden was HIV positive from his sister, who had found out about it when he was hospitalized with pneumonia last year.

Investigator's subpoenaed Harden's medical records from the Health Department, which confirmed his diagnosis in 1998.

Harden is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court Monday morning.

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