(IBTIMES) — A rapist faces a nerve-wracking wait to find out if he caught the deadly HIV/Aids virus from his victim.

Richard Thomas, 27, collapsed and had to be admitted to hospital when Manchester police told him about his victim’s condition after the attack in July.

Thomas broke in to the house of the woman, whom he knew, and forced himself on her while she was asleep. The victim, who lives in Leigh, Manchester, had taken a sleeping pill shortly before the attack. She woke up to find him raping her.

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