I'm kind of interested in these "Assault by HIV" cases.
On one hand, of course it's a horrible thing to knowingly spread such a deadly disease. But, on the other hand - that's the risk you take when you have unprotected sex.
Would he be just as guilty if he had never been tested, and went around having unprotected sex, not knowing he was spreading HIV? No. So, therefore, he's being penalized for being tested?
And I'm not saying these women got what they deserved. But... well... he had sex with a lot of people. It doesn't say how many in the article, but it says that he could have infected up to 170 people, including partners' partners. So... he had sex with a lot of people... and if just never occurred to these people to think back to their 9th grade sex ed class, or the posters they saw on the bus, and think "Hmm... maybe we should use a condom," then shame on them.
I think everyone is out to blame someone. And where there's blame to passed - it's easier to say "That guy did something to me," then to say "Man, was I dumb." Because in the end, these people aren't alleging rape (that, of course, would be a very different situation), but they're alleging that they were dumb.
Just my take. Anyone else?