Man Injects Sleeping Wife With HIV

New Zealand’s Sunday Star Times carries the most disturbing personal tragedy I’ve read about in a very long time:

An HIV-positive man injected his wife with his own blood while she slept, infecting her with the virus that causes Aids.

It is believed the man wanted to give her the disease so she would start having sex with him again. She told police he also hoped it would prevent her from finding another man and leaving him.

The man, 35, admitted infecting his wife, in the first case of its kind in New Zealand. In other cases, HIV-positive people have infected others through unprotected sex.

The man has been remanded in prison awaiting sentence for wilfully infecting another with a disease, an offence that carries a maximum 14 years’ imprisonment. The pair cannot be identified.

In court documents, the woman, 33, described how her husband twice pricked her with a sewing needle laced with his infected blood as she slept and how she once caught him handling a syringe full of his blood.

In the year before the man pricked his now-estranged wife, the couple had been experiencing relationship problems, in part because of the woman’s refusal to have sex with him, as she feared she would contract the disease.

She had tested negative for the human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) on at least four occasions before the year-long abstinence, so police were certain the needle stick had caused her to be infected.

[continues in the Sunday Star Times]

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12 Comments on "Man Injects Sleeping Wife With HIV"

  1. Word Eater | Dec 7, 2009 at 1:35 pm |

    I don't know, maybe after the time I saw him handling a syringe filled with his tainted, toxic blood, I might have considered leaving him.

    You know, maybe.

    • It's not as easy as that, Word Eater. I woke once with my ex standing over me with a machete. I didn;t leave him – I convinced myself he'd never do it, he was just trying to scare me.This is despite many other times when I felt at risk. I never did manage to get the courage up to leave him, because I thought that if I did, he really would kill me. Thankfully he eventually left me. I now live a LONG way away, and he doesn;t know my address. But what I'm trying to say is, these things are always complicated when we're living through them, and we never realy know what we'd do in similar circumstances. I'm a strong, educated, articulate woman, but I still didn;t have the courage to do what seems obvious in retrospect.

  2. Has Compassion | Dec 7, 2009 at 3:00 pm |

    wow to bad for HIM when his judgement day comes!
    GOD bless the woman, NO ONE desrves what has happened to her.

  3. I laughed. Then I stopped.

  4. Here is a quick little lesson for everyone out there: if you knowingly infect someone with a lethal illness in hopes that they will have sex with you again, you have failed at life and the world would be a better place without you in it.

  5. How terrible that he could do this to his wife….injecting the HIV virus into her body…He could not have loved her or he would not have done this herrific act..

  6. …so he thought by betraying her trust and putting her life in danger….. he'd get to have sex.
    purposefully infected his wife and mother of his children with a fatal disease ….. to have sex.
    that's quite pathetic.

  7. Has compassion | Dec 8, 2009 at 12:13 pm |

    has anyone noticed that the jerk who did this to his wife is only going to receive a MAXIUM sentence of 14 years? He will be out inless than 7… so what happenens when he does it again while his first wife is fighting for her life he took away?

  8. Has compassion | Dec 8, 2009 at 8:13 am |

    has anyone noticed that the jerk who did this to his wife is only going to receive a MAXIUM sentence of 14 years? He will be out inless than 7… so what happenens when he does it again while his first wife is fighting for her life he took away?

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