UPDATE 10.10: Gay infects guys with HIV through Grindr

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A 26 year old deliberately infected four men he met through Grindr with HIV before sending them 'mocking and abusive' texts, a court heard.

 

Darryll Rowe is accused of infecting four men with the virus, and of attempting to infect a further six between October 2015 and December 2016.

After contacting them on the app they would have sex, but in each case he either refused to wear a condom during sex or 'sabotaged' it shortly before intercourse took place.  

 

One of the texts the 26-year-old allegedly sent said: 'Maybe you have the fever cos I came inside you and I have HIV, lol. Whoops!'

 

 

He would incessantly message and call them and leave abusive and insulting messages for them. 

In one message he told a victim: 'I ripped the condom. You're so stupid. You didn't even know.' 

 

The court heard he then repeated the abuse when he called the victim and laughed out loud down the phone. 

 

The victim then tested positive for HIV which showed he had a strain of the virus similar to that suffered by Rowe. 

One victim, who was sexually inexperienced, only found out he had HIV when he began to feel feverish and ill. 

 

Rowe had stopped taking retroviral drugs and also suffered herpes, which increases the chance of infection, the jury was told.

 

The case, which is due to last six weeks, continues. 

 

Full story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4952282/Hairdresser-26-infected-10-lovers-HIV.html

 

 

Be careful guys :dancehall3:

 

10.10.2017: More details from the victims as the court hearing is in progress:

 

Rowe met the first complainant on gay dating app Grindr in October 2015, who moved to the area and did not know anyone.

 

Describing their first sexual encounter in a car, the alleged victim said he was frightened of Rowe but believed him when he said he was free of the virus.

In his taped police interview, the complainant said:

 

"He asked for sex and I gave him oral sex. He asked for more and I said no and he started to get angry.

"He wasn't threatening to punch me, he wasn't huffing and puffing, but he was saying: 'You need to if we're going to be together, I need someone who's spontaneous'.

 

"I was saying: 'I don't really want to do it. It's horrible to do it in a car in the middle of nowhere.'

"I was getting angry. It was horrible really - I just felt like I had to do it."

He later agreed to unprotected anal sex, but the two men stopped when a cyclist rode past the car. When the complainant refused to continue, Rowe told him: "You've wasted my evening, I can't believe this. You're wasting my time."

"It felt like an hour with him just going on and on. I felt very vulnerable. I didn't know anyone around (that area)," he said.

He said he believed Rowe was about to attack him. "I was thinking this is all going to happen and I'm going to have to go to work tomorrow and explain a black eye," he said.

"He was telling me: 'This would all be over if you had just done it when I said and we had just carried on."'

The complainant said he managed to get out of the situation by promising to meet Rowe a few days later.

"Then he did get out of the car and I cried all the way home," he said.

He said he was not initially concerned about the risk of HIV as Rowe had promised he was clear, "seemed" healthy, and they had intercourse for only a few minutes.

The complainant himself had last had a negative HIV test just days before having sex with Rowe, and had no other partners in between.

When he refused to meet Rowe again, he received a series of abusive text messages, including one saying: "You've got an ugly weird face."

He later received the text telling him Rowe was HIV positive. The alleged victim was diagnosed as positive in January 2016.

 

Rowe had been diagnosed with HIV while he was still living in Edinburgh in April 2015 after a sexual health clinic contacted him to tell him a former partner was infected. Doctors found he was "coping well" with his diagnosis but were concerned when he refused vaccination for common illnesses HIV positive patients are susceptible to, such as pneumonia.

 

 

They were also worried when he refused antiretroviral drugs to slow the development of the virus and make him less contagious, jurors heard.

 

The court heard that the four men Rowe is accused of infecting with HIV all had very similar strains to the one Rowe was infected with, making it highly likely that he was the source of the virus.

 

After his diagnosis, the complainant received a message from Rowe asking him if he was infected yet.

 

The complainant replied: "All clear. Thanks."

Breaking down in tears, the alleged victim told the court: "I didn't want him to know what he had done to me. I didn't want him to feel like he had won."

Rowe then replied: "Give it a few months. Dormant."

 

The complainant responded: "I asked the nurse. She said if I don't have it now then I won't get it.

"How have you been? Were you scared when you found out? It was scary waiting for the results so I couldn't imagine actually having it, so I hope you're OK."

 

Rowe messaged back: "Not even been three months. Don't break out the party just yet. Loser. Ha ha."

 

The alleged victim was granted the right to give evidence from behind a curtain to spare him having to face Rowe in court.

 

The second complainant, an American man, also described Rowe as aggressive in demanding unprotected sex.

 

At one point the witness said he was forced to push Rowe off because he was attempting to have sex without a condom.

Rowe later boasted in a text that he had ripped the condom, the court heard.

 

 

In his taped police interview, the witness said: "He started getting weird and that's when all the abusive messages started to happen.

 

"Things like, 'I ripped the condom you stupid American', and that kind of thing.

"When I blocked him on Grindr and WhatsApp he started calling me constantly, constantly, constantly.

"Then I blocked him on my phone and I got a call that was No Caller ID and I answered and it was him.

"He said, 'You can't block me. I ripped the condom, I hope you get it. Burn'.

"I was like, 'Why would you say something like that?' He was laughing the whole time."

Another message read: "You're such a stupid American. Ha ha. I ripped the condom."

The complainant said: "It was like he was proud of saying it."

A few months later the alleged victim was diagnosed as HIV positive.

He said he started to become anxious because Rowe knew where he lived and he thought he might try and harm him.

He said Rowe never said he had HIV, but kept saying "I have 'it'. I hope you get it".

 

 

 
 

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This is becoming trendy. I'm seeing it more and more in amateur **** on Tumblr & I know two people IRL who have had people rip the condom without them knowing.

 

Absolutely horrific. 

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That's horrifying. I've heard of things like this happening in my city as well in the last few months. The degree of psychopathy it takes to be motivated to do something like this & actually go through with it means these people are gonna be good at disguising themselves as decent. I usually think I have good instincts but stories like this make me distrust most strangers.

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This is why I no longer participate in penetrative sexual behavior 

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Just now, DanDuke said:

This is becoming trendy. I'm seeing it more and more in amateur **** on Tumblr & I know two people IRL who have had people rip the condom without them knowing.

 

Absolutely horrific. 

It's sad, one was even a virgin when he got infected. That will scar you for life :frown:

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omg :doc:

 

This is why I'm so scared to go on apps because people can easily lie about their status.

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This is horrible

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There are actually some people called "bug chasers" who want to get HIV on PURPOSE :dancehall: 

Is 15 minutes of pleasure worth sacrificing your whole life? 

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Is there anything you can do to protect yourself in cases like these (besides condoms ofc) maybe get on prep?

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That's just sick and disgusting... :biblio: 

I hope it gets a long time in jail. 

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this is gross, he should be charged for attempted murder. Maybe that will teach these girls to not do that other other innocent victims :biblio: 

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this is completely disgusting, although i have to say this has been a fantasy of mine (to be on the receiving end lol, i aint finne be spreading any viruses - that's extremely unethical and disturbing)

 

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i hope the victims find a way to get compensated for the suffering and inconvenience they have been put through

 

totally disgusted

 

 

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Just now, AALIYAH DANA said:

Is there anything you can do to protect yourself (besides condoms ofc) maybe get on prep?

abstinence :) 

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1 minute ago, John. said:

That's just sick and disgusting... :biblio:

I hope it gets a long time in jail. 

  • The defendant, of Edinburgh denies four counts of causing grievous bodily harm (the ones that he actually infected)
  • Rowe, 26, also pleaded not guilty to six charges of attempting to cause GBH (the ones that he tried to infect)

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so scary, these people deserve the worst and to to be hit with the worst lawsuits.:jonny:

 

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Just now, GypsyLife said:

It's sad, one was even a virgin when he got infected. That will scar you for life :frown:

Yep, it sure would. 

 

People remember, in each city there are emergency 24 hour clinics where you can go to get access to emergency meds for HIV. 

 

After hook ups, make sure you check the bin to see if the condom is in tact. If you think you have been infected, act quickly and get yourself meds. 

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Probably one of the best cases for PrEp :jonny: 

 

If you're on it and some psycho does this, you at least still have a chance. Too bad the drug is expensive and only easily accessible to gays in big cities.

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This is so vile I can't even comprehend :doc: 

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Just now, GypsyLife said:
  • The defendant, of Edinburgh denies four counts of causing grievous bodily harm
  • Rowe, 26, also pleaded not guilty to six charges of attempting to cause GBH

What? :biblio: The UK needs to get their laws right because that is lowkey manslaughter

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People are so vile! Why would you do that to others? I AM DISGUSTED :biblio:

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Disgusting. Paris knew all along

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1 minute ago, Khal said:

Probably one of the best cases for PrEp :jonny: 

 

If you're on it and some psycho does this, you at least still have a chance. Too bad the drug is expensive and only easily accessible to gays in big cities.

What's the process of acquiring PrEp?

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He needs the death penalty

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2 minutes ago, beautiful player said:

this is completely disgusting, although i have to say this has been a fantasy of mine (to be on the receiving end lol, i aint finne be spreading any viruses - that's extremely unethical and disturbing)

 

 

 

 

 

As just keeping it a fantasy or would you really be up for it :dancehall2:

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It’s disgusting knowing someone could even do such a thing :biblio:

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