A HAIRDRESSER accused of deliberately infecting his partners with HIV is facing an additional charge against another young man.

Daryll Rowe, 26, set out to spread the virus by pressuring his lovers into unprotected sex and claiming he was free of the disease, a jury has been told.

Rowe was originally charged with four counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and six counts of attempted grievous bodily harm in relation to 10 men.

But yesterday it emerged that doctors proved that one of the men Rowe allegedly attempted to infect is now carrying a strain of HIV very similar to that of the defendant.

The defendant was living and working in Brighton at the time of the first eight alleged offences, before fleeing to the North East while he was under investigation, where he is accused of trying to infect two more men.

Rowe, originally from Edinburgh, has now denied one count of causing GBH with intent against the alleged victim, having previously denied a charge of attempted GBH against the same man.

Describing their encounter, the complainant, an air steward, said he met Rowe on gay dating app Grindr, and that after their first meeting they had spent the following three nights together.

The complainant said in his police interview: “He said he had moved here three months ago in September with his ex-boyfriend and was living with his ex’s family.

“He said it was really horrible and he didn’t have is own space and that they were always going into his room.”

The complainant said he felt sorry for Rowe, and ended up taking him up to his flat nearby where they had sex using a condom.

“He stayed in my bed with me because I felt comfortable with him,” he said.

He continued: “In the morning he was really insistent, asking me ‘Are you clean? Have you got anything to tell me?’”

After the complainant told him he was free of STIs, Rowe claimed he was also clear and they had unprotected sex.

“He was really insistent that he wanted to have unprotected sex and I stupidly took his word for it,” the complainant said.

The two men spent the next two nights together and continued to have unprotected sex. But their brief relationship turned sour when Rowe became controlling and jealous and stormed out of the flat after the complainant spent too long chatting to his flat mate.

Rowe also helped himself to £60 of the £240 the complainant has set aside for driving lessons.

In an angry phone call, Rowe told his alleged victim: “You obviously didn’t want me there any more, you obviously didn’t want to accommodate me - you got out of bed, you haven’t done that before. You didn’t want me there.”

Although the complainant persuaded Rowe to return for another day, the defendant lost his temper again, the court heard.

After leaving for a final time, the alleged victim received abusive messages, including: “You’re never going to get a guy like me again.” Another read: “You’re a typical sassy, queeny, stupid little air hostess.”

The trial continues.