Valentino Talluto

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Valentino Talluto (born 1984) is an Italian accountant who was charged in 2017 for the criminal transmission of HIV to at least 30 women and sentenced to 24 years' imprisonment.[1]

Discovery of infection[edit]

Talluto discovered his HIV positive status in 2006,[2] after which he continued to contact and have relations with women via social networks, using the pseudonym "Hearty Style".[1] He denied his HIV status when confronted by people he had infected, after they discovered that they had contracted the virus, either through health issues or having been alerted by other partners of Talluto.[3]

Arrest and trial[edit]

Talluto was arrested in November 2015, nearly a decade after the discovery of his HIV positive status.[4] His trial began in March 2017. He was convicted in Rome on 27 October 2017.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Man jailed for infecting 30 women with HIV". Bbc.com. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  2. ^ "An Italian man who intentionally infected women with HIV has been jailed for 24 years". Independent.co.uk. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  3. ^ Staff; agencies (27 October 2017). "Man who infected more than 30 women with HIV jailed in Rome". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  4. ^ Reuters (27 October 2017). "Italian man sentenced to 24 years for infecting dozens of women with HIV". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Italian handed 24 years jail for infecting 30 women with HIV". Channelnewsasia.com. Retrieved 30 October 2017.