A gay UK politician has said he deliberately caught HIV in a suicidal act.
Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, Lib Dem candidate, is the first parliamentary candidate to come out as HIV positive and the first political figure to do so in 10 years. Chris Smith, of Labour, was the last in 2005.
He is hoping to win the seat in Vauxhall, the gay area of south London infamous for the popularity of drugs and deaths from overdoses.
Hyyrylainen-Trett has some experience in this area, having battled depression, drug addiction, overdoses and suicidal attempts.