(London Guardian) A hairdresser deliberately tried to infect his lovers with HIV after meeting them on Grindr, a court has heard.

Daryll Rowe, 26, is accused of insisting on unprotected sex with his partners, claiming to be free of the virus, and of tampering with the condom when they insisted he used them.

He later sent mocking text messages telling his partners he was HIV positive and that they could be at risk, Lewes crown court heard.

One received a text saying: “Maybe you have the fever. I came inside you and I have HIV LOL. Oops!”

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