Ben McNulty was a student at Waterloo Road in Series 3 Episodes 1-5. Ben hid the fact that he suffered from HIV from his peers due to a track record of bullying at former schools.
His biological Mother gave him HIV when she was pregnant due to a dirty needle from a drug injection. When the school finds out he is mortified and is bullied, particularly by Bolton Smilie.
Jack and Eddie offer him their support but Ben decides to leave the school. Danielle Harker agrees to go on a date with him and Ben is pleased as he feels normal for the first time in his life. He is not seen again.