Sex behind dumpster leads to Craigslist HIV confession

Sex behind a dumpster led to a painfully awkward Craigslist confession in Cleveland, Ohio.

With nowhere else to turn, one anonymous man or woman took to the free classifieds site to reveal a positive test for HIV after the intimate encounter.

“We had sex behind a dumpster after NA [narcotics anonymous],” the post stated, according to newsnet5. (The post appears to have been deleted.) “[D]on’t remember your name. … I went for an HIV test and It came back positive.”

About 50,000 Americans are infected with HIV each year, reported. In Cleveland’s Cuyahoga County, more than 200 people were diagnosed with HIV last year, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

The post reportedly ended with a simple message: “Get yourself tested.”

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Fernando Alfonso III

Fernando Alfonso III

Fernando Alfonso III served as an early Reddit and 4chan reporter and the Daily Dot’s first art director until 2016. He’s gone on to report at Lexington’s Herald-Leader and at the Houston Chronicle.