The waves of panic and death visions have mostly relented, leaving the young women and girls allegedly infected by Nushawn Williams to deal with how to continue their lives.
Four have babies now -- none, apparently, by Williams, Chautauqua County sources said. One of the babies has the virus, too.
Two of them have moved out of state, but most still live in the Jamestown area, living with family, friends or on their own.
Doctors who treat them would not comment on how they were doing. Dr. Robert Berke, the Chautauqua County health commissioner, was unavailable for comment. But some information can be pieced together about their situations.
So far, they are outwardly healthy. Most are receiving treatment for HIV, including drugs that help control the virus' growth. So far none have developed full-blown AIDS, officials have said.
Some have decided that since they feel well and look good, they have no reason to continue taking anti-HIV drugs.
But living at the center of the biggest HIV story in county history has hardly inoculated them against risky behavior. Several have told friends they have since exposed others to HIV through unprotected sex.
In the meantime, Williams awaits trial in New York City on the charge of knowingly exposing a 15-year-old Bronx girl to HIV. Chautauqua County authorities had said they intend to file similar charges against Williams, but so far Williams only faces statutory rape charges for having sex with a 13-year-old Jamestown girl.
District Attorney James Subjack said it's not clear how many of Nushawn's alleged victims would be willing to testify against him.
Of fewer than six alleged victims who have contacted his office, Subjack said, "a great majority want absolutely nothing to do with it."
Subjack said he was confident, however, that at least one would be willing to testify.
In the meantime, prosecutors have obtained an order to draw Williams' blood, so that DNA testing can show whether his virus matches the virus infecting the girls.