The report says that Taylor has a high viral load of HIV and has not been seeking treatment for several years.
"Given that Taylor is working in sex and high-risk lifestyle, detectives from the Edmonton police service believe that there may be other complainants who may have been involved in sexual relations with the accused without telling Taylor about his a history, "he said in a press release.
Anthony Lee Taylor, aged 28, was charged with an aggressive sexual assault Thursday, November 22, 2018, for not knowing his sexual partner to be HIV-positive. The police said that Taylor is working in a sex shop and has taken his photo to identify others who may have a disease.
Taylor sometimes portrays herself as a woman and is a few aliases, including Alex, Nikki, Tatiana and / or Tiana.
Laura Keegan, Director of Public Relations with HIV Edmonton, said police are authorized to disclose sensitive health information about people in accordance with applicable law but criticized the decision.
"We can not comment on this particular case, but we are saying that the current Canadian Criminal Code on mistrust of HIV is a disproportionate response to non-disclosure of HIV status," she wrote in an e-mail. "In fact, the very disproportionate response is only a source of stigma and discrimination."
"HIV Edmonton believes in using our public health system and Alberta Health Services to help address previous partners and not endorse Edmonton Police Services's decision to release sensitive personal health information," she wrote.
The police insisted on anyone who was born with the accused sex without knowing his medical history, visiting a doctor and calling them to a police line without a hotline.