He also claimed it was impossible to prove it was his client and not other partners who had infected the women.
The strain of the virus they share with Talluto is the most widespread in Europe.
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The government has long been criticised for not doing enough.
And though South Africa now has one of the largest treatment programmes, it has been slow to get going and reaches only a fraction of the 800,000 or so people thought to need them. Besides the dating service, it also carries updated research and articles about , lists of support groups and treatment centres, and links to resources available to those living with the virus. Membership is free, and getting companies to advertise on the site has been near-impossible.
The defence maintained Talluto's actions were 'imprudent, but not intentional'.
The defence painted a picture of a young man eager for affection who never knew his father and whose mother - a drug addict who was HIV positive - died when he was just four years old.In the end, it was above all his chronic cheating - he juggled up to six relationships at the same time - that drove them away. The youngest was 14 at the beginning of their relationship, the oldest around 40.Each described the horrors of HIV, from the stigma which distanced even family members, to the trials of treatment.The 33-year-old accountant's youngest victim was 14 at the beginning of their relationship and the oldest was about 40.Male companions of three of his victims were also infected, as was the baby of a fourth.