Americus woman in viral HIV video bonded out of jail

Americus woman tests negative for HIV after Facebook video goes viral

AMERICUS, Ga. (WALB) - An Americus woman in a viral Facebook video claiming she had HIV and unprotected sex with several people has bonded out of jail.

Brandi Yakeima Lasiter was arrested Friday and bonded out the same day.

Brandi Lasiter
Brandi Lasiter (Source: Americus Police Department)

The Americus Police Department (APD) said that on Aug. 2, it received several links to a video that was allegedly posted by a female Americus resident. In the video, police said that the woman has HIV and then names several people she claimed to have had unprotected sex with.

Lasiter was identified as the woman in the video and police interviewed her on Aug. 6.

Lasiter told police that she was not HIV positive and that she had made the video because she was mad at the people she named in the video, APD reported.

Officials with the police department said Lasiter provided a blood test from September that showed she was not HIV positive and also voluntarily submitted a blood test which also tested negative for the virus. Lasister later did a recent test and tested negative for HIV, according to police.

Police said that Lasiter was charged with a misdemeanor count of harassing communications.

Officials said the next steps in the case are left to the district attorney’s office.

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