HEALTH officials are trying to contact 250 people who may have been exposed to HIV by a sex worker.
Hector Scott, 41, of Kingston appeared in ACT Magistrates Court earlier this month charged with knowingly infecting someone with a sexually transmitted disease and failing to register as a sex worker.
At the time, the details of the disease were not known.
ACT Chief Health Officer Charles Guest said today Mr Scott had Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
“It is a very unusual step to take to mention the diagnosis of this kind in the interest of privacy but we will be calling people this afternoon and discussing this diagnosis with them so we know that it will be in the public domain today so therefore I’ll share that with you,” Dr Guest said at a press conference.