sweetyork saidI'm sorry to play the devil's advocate, but why did these two dozen men have sex with a stranger without a condom. Apparently, he reassured them that he was HIV -ve, but what if he didn't know his true status (many do not). I'm glad that the prosecutes are holding him accountable, but there's plenty of blame to go around. As harsh as it sounds, this is a good lesson for the gay community.
I apologize from before about this rant, but the lack of responsibility being exercised (admittedly by only some gay men) is very annoying to me.
It's very annoying to many of us. But part of it can be due to ignorance. The word about safe sex isn't getting out. Sex education in the US was reduced for years to "abstinence" and nothing else. And in some places you're not even allowed to say the word "gay" to school kids.
A whole generation has grown up, and more are still growing up, not understanding what safe gay sex is. That legacy is going to be with us for a long time.
So be careful of applying YOUR perspective and knowledge, to those who innocently lack it. They simply don't know the risk they face.
The guy who KNOWS he's HIV+, or has any STD, still bears primary responsibility not to expose others to it. And that would appear to be the case here. This guy KNEW he was poz. I would hang him.