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HIV+ Man Faked HIV Test to Get Sex, Is Under Arrest


A Queens man has been arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and forgery for passing off a fake HIV test on his girlfriend to deceive her into having unprotected sex with him — though he was actually HIV positive. Prosecutors say the unnamed woman wouldn’t go bareback with Duane Lang, 47, until he submitted proof of his status, so he fabricated a document from the AIDS Center of Queens County in Rego Park saying he had tested negative in a rapid HIV test in December. (The AIDS Center’s medical director confirms that the document is a fake — his name is even misspelled on it.)

In March the woman got suspicious and he admitted not only that the test was fake, but that he’d been positive for years. The HIV status of the woman, who had unprotected sex with Lang several times, is unknown. Lang faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.


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