United Press International - January 25, 2012
MALMO, Sweden, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A 20-year-old Swedish man was
jailed for not informing eight women of his HIV infection status
before having sex with them, officials said.
The Malmo District Court convicted the man of reckless
endangerment, the Swedish news Web site The Local reported
Wednesday, sentencing him to eight months in prison.
Infected with human immunodeficiency virus, which causes AIDS,
since birth, he was earlier reported to the local Center for
Communicable Disease Control for not maintaining regular hospital
visits and for not informing his girlfriend of over two years of
his status, The Local said.
She reported him to the police in December 2010, after which
seven other women claimed sexual relationships with the man.
He had been sought by police since July 2011 when a court ruled
he should be placed in isolation, and turned himself in after
learning a "Wanted" television program intended to feature him.
The court ordered him to pay $32,620 to the affected women, none
of whom he infected.
The newspaper did not give the man's name.