HIV-positive man Johnny Lachlin Benjamin Lumsden admits dangerous sexual contact
A man who had unprotected sex with men he met through social media has admitted he did not tell them he was HIV positive.
Johnny Lachlin Benjamin Lumsden, 26, was charged with endangering the health of three men by criminal nuisance and a representative charge of supplying methamphetamine.
Lumsden knew of his diagnosis since May 2016, but between August and October he met up with the three victims at his home, the Christchurch District Court was told.
When asked by all three victims, he told each of them that he was "clean".
When police obtained Lumsden's cell phone they found messages showing that between October and November Lumsden was dealing methamphetamine.
He offered to inject one buyer with the drug, telling them he studied nursing and knew how to do it safely.
Judge Jane Farish refused Lumsden's bail application and remanded him in custody for sentencing on September 7.