Reports: Two people infected with HIV try to donate plasma

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indiana State Department of Health investigators are reviewing two cases where people infected with HIV tried to give plasma.

According to police reports, the suspects who are still under investigation, went to the Plasma Care Center on the 500 block of North Capitol. Once there the man and woman both gave donations, but they did not inform the staff about their HIV status.

Investigators say doctors informed the woman of her status in 2006, and the man was notified back in 2007. It’s unclear if the two were working together.

24-Hour News 8, called the Plasma Care Center on Tuesday morning. A woman answered the phone and declined to comment on the investigation.

The two suspects have not been formally charged as of Tuesday.

According to the Indiana State Department of Health, 32 people infected with HIV tried to donate plasma for cash in 2013.

The plasma center’s security measures are being credited with identifying the two suspects. Plasma center’s require a physical from donors, and they are tested for HIV and Hepatitis.

Those giving plasma at the center were glad to hear safeguards were put in place.

” Happy very happy, that they are safe and that they caught it, so they would not be able to pass it along to someone else that needed plasma,” said Carlotta Collins, a plasma donor.

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