One woman who remained celibate for 14 years after the breakdown of her marriage has contracted HIV.
Annette Newman was in a relationship with 45-year-old Jason Townsend, who knew he was HIV positive, yet failed to tell her he had suffered from the disease for 26 years.
There is a 0.04% chance of contracting it through straight sex, yet at some point, Newman got the disease.
She did not use condoms with her long term partner as she had the implant.
I was devastated that it was such a short sentence. I don’t feel like I can trust anyone again. I have resigned myself to being single forever.
He kept saying to me that it had been a long time since he had a relationship. I was getting to the point where maybe he didn’t fancy me and we should call it a day.
That’s why I think he then initiated things looking back at it all. It was a very big moment, I was over the moon when he did it.
Annette found out Jason had HIV after googling his medication and becoming suspicious.
He has now been jailed for 27 months.