Man Wanted for Spreading HIV to Hundreds of Men and Women

Isaac Don Burks

Authorities are offering a reward up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of 31-year-old Isaac Don Burks, who has been accused of intentionally infecting hundreds of men and women in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania with HIV.
Police say his potential victims could date back as far as 2003. He has had several aliases throughout the years including: Stephawn Burks, Stefan Levine, Isaac Levine, Stefan Burks, and Walter Brooks.
New York City Health Department spokesperson Kate Caraway said this is the first time officials have seen someone deliberately trying to spread HIV to so many people.
“We want to make sure that anyone who may have injected drugs with or who may have had sex with him does come forward and gets tested,” said Caraway. “We want to make sure that they’re not spreading the virus to anyone else.”