Man Who Knowingly Infected Boyfriend With HIV Pleads No Contest, Faces Up to 6 Months in Jail
Moments before his trial was slate dot being today in San Diego, a 30-year-old gay man who knowingly infected his partner to the HIV virus pleaded no contest to a violation of the state health code. According to the prosecutor, Thomas Miguel Guerra had unprotected sex with dozens of men without disclosing his HIV status. Thomas was arrested and charged back in 2013 after an ex-boyfriend found out he was HIV-positive after previously testing negative; The man said Thomas urged him to have unprotected sex. Despite passing the willfully transmitting HIV to someone, the maximum time he will face in jail is six months in custody. He will also have to pay a $1,000 fine.