Simon picked up many of his women from the “Warsaw Salon” - an artistic, liberal circle. In his writing Simon described these girls as ‘white mice’ - “sensitive, and adoring women who believed they were doing their duty towards political correctness by helping the poor refugee.
"Several of the infected women had contracted the virus from Simon during his visit to Gdansk in 2006 to organise the anti-racist “Music against Intolerance and Violence” festival.
One girl infected by Simon explained later: “I was fascinated by human rights activist fighting with racial stereotypes. Soon we started to meet, went to bed. I didn’t suspect that he could infect me with HIV virus and even less, hide from me that he is infected.....I also thought that suspecting him of being infected would equal giving way to stereotypes. Thus we made love unprotected.”
After his death, reporters contacted Simon’s mother back in Africa.
Her response was: “The White Man killed my son.”