A 45 year old man identified as Alan Mason has been jailed for deliberately infecting his girlfriend with HIV, and “ruining her life”, a court heard on friday.Alan Mason, knew he had the virus but still had unprotected sex with his 39-year-old lover. She only learned the truth when she visited her doctor because she was feeling ill. Mason had known for five years that he had the virus.
He was sentenced to two years and eight months in jail after pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm.
The judge at Carlisle crown court told Mason, of Kendal, Cumbria, he had ruined the woman’s life and left her in “a perilous state”.
PC Damian West said:
“Modern medication means there should be no impact on life expectancy.
"However, the virus has a significant day-to-day impact on those who have to live with it.