Dating persona test deliberate
A victim of hairdresser Daryll Rowe, who has been convicted of giving men HIV in a landmark case, has revealed the devastating moment he discovered he had been infected.Daryll Rowe, 27, originally from Edinburgh, infected five men from the Brighton area and the North East with HIV while five others narrowly escaped contracting the life-changing virus.He came out as gay at the age of 15, in the same year he experienced his first sexual encounter.
I was always trying to run away from that lifestyle, that's why I always insisted on condoms.'He added it was a 'reminder of my past'.'I feel it's come full-circle, and has made this my new life, which is very unfair,' he added.'[Rowe] called me over and over. I could only describe it as feeling like you've been raped, not the physical side of it, but the mental side.' The judge adjourned sentencing until next year but warned Rowe he could face a life sentence for his crimes.
Fearing there was a lone suspect attempting to spread HIV to as many men as possible, a public health warning was issued.
When the first two men were diagnosed with HIV, police swooped and arrested Rowe who subsequently denied having HIV and claimed he had never met the men concerned.
The extent of Rowe's malicious scheme to take 'revenge' on the gay community following his diagnosis was laid bare in a six-week trial.
After the verdict, one of Rowe's victims anonymously told the BBC that he was driven to the verge of suicide when he found out he was infected after both his parents died of AIDS.