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MI Police: Man purposely infected people with HIV

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Police are trying to figure out how many people David Dean Smith may have had sex with.

He told authorities the number could be thousands, and his plan was to infect as many people as possible with the HIV virus in hopes of killing them.

Before he turned himself in, Smith sent a victim a text message on her phone, letting her know that he was coming clean.

"Turning myself into the law, my life is over. Take care. Always love you."

Kent County Health Department officials say they haven't seen anything like this before.

They say they want anyone who had risky contact with Smith *or* who had contact with one of Smith's potential victims to get tested. It looks like Smith made contact with some people over the Internet.

Health department officials say they have sent out an alert statewide to get the word out to potential victims beyond Kent County.

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