San Diego man gets 6 months in jail for spreading HIV



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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego man has been sentenced to six months in jail for knowingly infecting his male partner with HIV.

KABC-TV of Los Angeles reports (http://bit.ly/1IbhfVw ) that 30-year-old Thomas Miguel Guerra was sentenced Monday to the maximum penalty for violating a state health code against someone with a communicable disease willfully exposing others.

Prosecutors say Guerra claimed to be HIV-negative and urged his partner to have unprotected sex. The other man tested positive for HIV in May of 2013.

During his prosecution, a judge ordered Guerra to stay off dating websites.

Guerra earlier pleaded not guilty. He changed his plea to no contest on the day his trial was to start in April.

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Information from: KABC-TV, http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/

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