Friday, January 19, 2007

A man from Zimbabwe has been jailed for callously infecting his girlfriend with the HIV virus

Richard Smith:

The 35-year-old showed his university graduate lover, 25, fake medical notes to assure her he did not have the virus. He also sent her a text saying "all clear" during their two-month affair from May to July last year.

The victim, known as Miss A, was worried because the man came to Britain from Africa in 1999. She took an HIV test which was positive.

Miss A searched his bathroom and found medication he was taking for HIV and a letter which confirmed he had had it since 2000. He also ignored repeated advice from doctors to practice safe sex.

Miss A told Bournemouth crown court: "I know it is not a death sentence but it is life-changing."

The judge told the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons: "You showed disregard for the consequences of the intimate relationship and I find you are a dangerous person."

The man, from Zimbabwe, admitted grievous bodily harm and was jailed for three-and-a-half years. He will be deported when he is released.

Man jailed for infecting girlfriend with HIV

Man jailed for giving woman HIV



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