An HIV-positive woman from Helsingborg, Sweden who was allegedly raped by a man last month has been accused of not disclosing her HIV status, according to a rather confusing report in the Helsingborgs Dagblad.
Two versions of events were presented to the police following the man's arrest. Both agree that the woman and the man, both aged 37, took a taxi together.
The woman claims he lured her up to his apartment to give her his share of the money for the taxi fare, and then forced her to have sex. She says that she asked him to use a condom during the assault, but he did not do so.
He claims that he was drunk and sexually excited and believed she was a sex worker. He says he paid her the 3000 Swedish krona (£250) for the sex and told the police that the reason she pressed charges against him was that she wanted to save her reputation.
Unfortunately Google translate doesn't do a great job of translating some of the detail of the piece: if anyone reads Swedish and can add to this story, please add a comment.