He was told about the treatments available but stunned medical staff in his home city of Edinburgh by informing them he did not want to take anti-retroviral drugs.
He then failed to attend further follow-up appointments in September and October 2015 because he had already moved to Brighton to embark on his plan.
He loved star signs, likening himself with characteristics of his Libra symbol of being 'relationship orientated', artistic, creative and balanced.
After he was diagnosed with HIV in April 2015, he said he tried urine therapy in a bid to rid himself of the illness.
Speaking after his convictions today, Detective Inspector Andy Wolstenholme said: 'This trial is the first time that a person has been charged and convicted of deliberately infecting others with HIV in the country.'The verdict today is very welcome. ' Two dock officers have been sacked for falling asleep during Daryll Rowe's trial.
It will bring some closure to the victims who have been very strong and supportive through the investigation. They were removed from court proceedings after being reported for snoring.
Days later, Rowe began taunting and abusing the man by text message and told him: 'I ripped the condom. I got you.'Alive to the possibility men could insist on safe sex, Rowe decided to leave nothing to chance.
When the first two men were diagnosed with HIV, police swooped and arrested Rowe who subsequently denied having HIV and claimed he had never met the men concerned.The man said he feared for his safety as Rowe became furious and accused him of 'wasting his evening'. The US-born man had to forcefully push Rowe off of him on more than one occasion when he tried to have sex without protection.Rowe quickly devised an alternative plan and as he put on the condom in the dark bedroom he ripped off the end before the pair had intercourse.When I first got here I was dating somebody pretty quickly.It got pretty intense.' Lewes Crown Court has heard Rowe had hatched the plan almost the moment he received the news in April 2015 that he had contracted HIV from his previous boyfriend.