Daryll Rowe, 26, was arrested in Wallsend in December and is charged with causing grievous bodily harm and attempted GBH
Daryll Rowe was arrested in Wallsend in December. He was detained in the North Tyneside town on December 23.
He then appeared before Newcastle Crown Court on Boxing Day and was remanded in custody.
On Monday morning, the 26-year-old, of no fixed address but previously from Edinburgh, was due to appear via video-link at a plea and trial preparation hearing at Lewes Crown Court in East Sussex.
Prosecutor Richard Hearnden said he was not produced after the video-link had not been booked. The case was then adjourned to February 6.
Rowe is charged with seven counts of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) and one count of attempted GBH.
No pleas have been entered yet.
Rowe, who is HIV positive, is alleged to have committed the offences by sleeping with alleged victims between October 2015 and January 31 last year.
A provisional trial, expected to last around four weeks, was set for June 5.
Author: Hannah Graham