Dating an hiv man
- By the time Rowe stands trial he faces allegations from 10 men.
During the proceedings the indictment is amended for a final time, to reflect five charges of grievous bodily harm with intent and five of attempting to do so.
After his conviction, Rowe's final victim blamed police for putting him at risk and said more could have been done sooner to stop Rowe's offending.
Police footage showed Rowe being interviewed by officers and telling them he did not have HIV. ' He replied: 'No.' Rowe's ex-boyfriend branded him a 'menace to society' following his sentence for deliberately spreading HIV.
- Officers question Rowe again when he answers bail in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland. Sussex and Northumbria police forces launch a manhunt.
By this time they have his medical records and know he has lied about being HIV positive. He is found at the home of another man in the Wallsend, North Tyneside, and is arrested.
Rowe denies being HIV positive or knowing the two men.
The boyfriend said he was arrested and questioned by Northumbria Police for more than five hours before he was released.
He said: 'I don't let many people into my life so this has been a setback.
I never intend to have anyone else in my life again.'He advised people, whatever their sex or sexuality, to be more circumspect about whether a potential partner had HIV.
The victim, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, said: 'As long as he has strength in his body, he will be a risk.'He is a menace to society...
He is a sociopath because I don't think he has any regard for other people's feelings.'The man, from North Tyneside, said it had taken a while for him to trust Rowe - at the time using the alias Gary Cole - and their relationship slowly developed.
Rowe's first victim told how he had considered taking his own life after he was diagnosed with HIV in January 2016. I would rather he had murdered me than left me to live my life like this.' Another said: 'While for some cases of GBH it might be possible for victims to put the acts behind them, unfortunately this will never be the case for me,' said a different victim, who requires daily medication.'There is a virus inside me which will give me a horrible and painful death unless I take pills for the rest of my life.' Another man said: 'Rowe has never shown any sympathy or compassion to any of his victims.