18 people call over acrobat HIV scare

EIGHTEEN people have responded to a national appeal for information from anyone who had unprotected sex with a HIV positive circus acrobat.

African-born Godfrey Zaburoni has been remanded in custody after being charged with knowingly spreading HIV by having unprotected sex with a Gold Coast woman.

The case has sparked a national health alert, with authorities urging anyone who had unprotected sex with the 32-year-old to contact them and undergo an HIV test.

Queensland Health confirmed this afternoon that it had received 18 calls.    A Queensland Health spokesman would not confirm the callers’ gender or which state they were from.
But the spokesman said it’s possible some of the callers could have been men who had associations with the women that had unprotected sex with Zaburoni.

He said it was difficult to confirm whether the names Zaburoni provided of 12 women with whom he’d had unprotected sex in Queensland, NSW and Victoria made up some of the callers.  Zaburoni faced the Southport Magistrates Court today on one charge of causing grievous bodily harm and one charge of intending to cause grievous bodily harm.

He was remanded in custody for a June 9 hearing.

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