The case against a HIV-positive Brisbane man accused of having unprotected sex and not disclosing his status continued last week with some changes made to the charges and bail conditions.
Rhys Martin, 20, appeared before a short hearing where the prosecution and defence asked that one of the two charges against Martin be struck out.
The charge was dropped but the remaining charge against Martin was changed from “recklessly putting someone else at risk of contracting a controlled notifiable condition, namely HIV” to “with intent to transmit a serious disease to [the complainant], unlawfully transmitted a serious disease to [the complainant]”.
The prosecution successfully sought an additional condition to be placed upon Martin’s bail agreement that sees him completely banned from having direct and indirect use of the internet.
The case will go to a committal hearing later this year.