HIV-infected man injects wife with own blood for sex

HIV-infected man injects wife with own blood for sex

The woman told the police that her husband also hoped it would prevent her from finding another man and leaving him, ‘Sunday Star Times’ reported.

It is believed that the man wanted to give her the disease so she would start having sex with him again.

The man, 35, admitted infecting his wife, in the first case of its kind in New Zealand.
The man has been remanded in prison awaiting sentence for wilfully infecting another with a disease, the media report said.

The 33-year-old described in court documents how her husband twice pricked her with a sewing needle laced with his infected blood as she slept.

The couple had protected sex until 2007, when the woman became too scared of contracting the virus and insisted on abstinence. The woman told the court that in May last year, she discovered a sting-like mark on her left thigh.

“After having a shower I put some lotion on myself and I could feel pain on my thigh. When I looked at it, it was turning red like a circle, getting bigger and bigger,” she was quoted as saying.

Later that morning, when she returned home from her nursing studies unexpectedly, she saw her husband in the bedroom with a syringe full of blood.

Two days later “in my sleep I felt a prick on my leg. I got up... and I flicked the blankets... I looked at (the husband) and he was wide awake.”

It was only in September, when her doctor suggested a test at a routine check-up, that she found she was HIV-positive, ‘Sunday Star Times’ reported.