A man has been arrested after allegedly confessing to exposing hundreds of former lovers to HIV.
Reports say David Lee Mangum had unprotected sex with around 300 people without telling them he had tested positive to the deadly virus.
Police detained the 36-year-old, from Dexter, Missouri, after his former gay lover, who he met through a Craigslist advert, contracted the disease in July.
Shortly after their brief relationship ended, the alleged victim received a phone call from one ofDavid’s former roommates alerting him to the fact David had tested positive for HIV in 2003.
David told police that he frequently knew little more than the first names of his partners which is complicating efforts to notify potential victims. He also admitted he never disclosed he had HIV to any of his sexual partners because of his “fear of rejection.”