Welsh rugby international Gareth Thomas has denied allegations made in the High Court that he that he infected a former partner with HIV, Mail Plus has revealed.
The ex-Wales and Lions rugby captain has been accused in a High Court claim of ‘concealing’ his HIV-positive condition and failing ‘to take reasonable care’ to ensure he did not transmit the virus to 59–year-old Ian Baum.
HIV carriers can be charged with grievous bodily harm if they fail to declare their status to potential sexual partners and pass on the infection.
It comes three years after the rugby legend Gareth Thomas revealed he has been living with HIV ‘for years’, at times leaving him contemplating suicide.
The Wales and British Lions star, who came out as gay in 2009, said he was revealing his diagnosis because he wanted to ‘make a difference’ by helping end the stigma surrounding the virus.
He said he had kept his HIV status secret because he feared people would ‘treat me like a leper’.
Thomas, 45, is…