35-year-old Claudio Pinti has been arrested at the back of deliberately affecting over 200 ladies with the HIV. The man who is a truck driver was diagnosed about 11 years ago but did not find the need to tell any of his partners he has the virus.
The man who lives in Ancona, a city on Italy’s eastern Adriatic coast upon questioning claimed he is a negationist. The police say Pinti was a regular on dating sites and it is possible he has affected all the people he had had s*xual encounters with.
The discovery follows after a recent partner checked herself into a hospital after feeling ill and discovered she had contracted the virus.
The police spokesman said several calls have come in and are being verified.
“People are very reluctant to come forward because of the shame,’’ he said.