SAN DIEGO (CBS SF) — A San Diego man who knowingly infected another man with HIV was sentenced Monday to six months in jail.

CBS 8 reports that 30-year-old Thomas Miguel Guerra received the maximum penalty for violating a state health code, a misdemeanor charge, and willfully exposing a person to an infectious disease.

Prosecutors say Guerra claimed to be HIV-negative and urged his partner to have unprotected sex. The other man tested positive for HIV in May of 2013.

During his prosecution, a judge ordered Guerra to stay off dating websites.

Guerra earlier pleaded not guilty. He changed his plea to no contest on the day his trial was to start in April.

It’s the first time in San Diego County that the 20-year-old health code statue has led to a guilty verdict or plea.

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