A hairdresser deliberately tried to infect his lovers with HIV after meeting them on the gay dating app Grindr, a court has heard.
Daryll Rowe, 26, is accused of telling his partners he did not have the virus and insisting they had unprotected sex or then tampering with condoms.
Lewes Crown Court heard he sent one partner a message saying: "I have HIV LOL. Oops!"
Mr Rowe, from Brighton, denies infecting four men with the virus.
He also denies attempting to infect a further six men in the Brighton area between October 2015 and December 2016.
The court heard Mr Rowe was diagnosed with HIV while he was still living in Edinburgh in April 2015 after a sexual health clinic told him a former partner had been infected.