An HIV-positive man has been arrested for potentially spreading the virus by having sex with other men without warning them of his condition.

Incheon Metropolitan Police in South Korea arrested and charged the 24-year old, who caught the virus in 2002, is charged with having high-risk sex with seven men he met on the internet.

Officials said one of the incidents happened as recently as a week ago. Police quoted him as saying he was unable to suppress his sexual urges.

The arrest came as part of a crackdown on obscene websites. Police are investigating if there were other victims and have asked health authorities to test the sexual partners for the virus.