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Apple Valley man arrested on suspicion of knowingly transmitting AIDS virus

Dennis Rios Apple Valley HS AIDS Investigators with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department have arrested a 40-year-old Apple Valley man on suspicion of knowingly transmitting the AIDS virus to several women, officials said today.

At least two women have stepped forward to say they were infected by Dennis “Dog” Rios, whom deputies have identified as a known gang member diagnosed with AIDS 10 years ago. Detectives are looking for other victims.

“During this time, Rios has been having sexual intercourse with several females and not informing them he has the AIDS virus,” officials said in a statement.

Rios was booked at the Victor Valley jail, said Arden Wiltshire, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Department. It was unclear whether his victims were limited to only the Apple Valley area, she said. 

Deputies discovered Rios' alleged misdeeds while they were questioning him Wednesday after receiving a tip that drugs were being sold from a home in the 12000 block of Navajo Road. Rios was among several people inside.

-- Ruben Vives

Photo: Dennis Rios. Credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department

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You can't take their word for it! It's a buzzkill and awkward, but you've got to take a blood test before having sex with a new partner...AND, show eachother the offical results. Forget trust issues, how 'bout HIV/AIDS issues when you become infected?! What's the point of rolling the dice on your and your partner's personal health and safety? When was the last time you got tested?

To the author/editors: AIDS by definition is certainly not a virus, we went over this way back in the 90's. Please educate yourself as to not disseminate propaganda.


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