Brett McWaters

Coast man charged over HIV sex as police warn of others

A SUNSHINE Coast man has been charged after allegedly having unprotected sex with a woman while knowingly infected with HIV.

The 51-year-old was working in Noosa when the act is alleged to have occurred, in August last year.

Police now believe there may have been more women exposed to the virus, which can only be infected when body fluids from an infected person enter the blood stream of another person. 

The man was issued with a notice to appear before Maroochydore Magistrates Court on April 3, to face charges of causing grievous bodily harm or transmit serious disease.

Police are asking anyone who believes they may be at risk to call 13health and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.