It was only after Lenny tried to block the Scotsman that he received the chilling phone call that caused his world to come crashing down.
‘He said, “You’re gonna burn… you’re stupid. I ripped the condom, I got you,”‘ says Lenny, who recalls feeling a ‘rush of fear’ come over him.
Initially he didn’t take Rowe’s threat seriously, but after he became sick two weeks later he visited a clinic where he tested positive for HIV.
‘I remember saying to myself, how can I be so stupid,’ says Lenny, who ‘felt like his life was over’.