An african man who knew he had HIV and had unprotected sex with a woman from Walsall and has been sentenced to 4 years in prison, but he may have handed out his own life sentence to his victims after he knowingly recklessly infected his partner with HIV and has admitted to having unprotected sex with 8 other woman, who have not been able to be chased.
Nkosinati Mabanda, aged 44, was sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court after pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm against a woman from Darlaston. He was reported in April 2009 and he admitted he was fully aware he had HIV, yet continued to have unprotected sex with women.
He was bailed while awaiting sentencing in 2009, but was later remanded in custody after sleeping with a tenth woman while on bail. She was tested after she saw his face and name in the paper, but she was not infected with HIV.
This news will send fear through the Black Country area as there are people out there that may be HIV positive, continuing to have unprotected sex, or have had unprotected sex, and do not know they are affected.
Mabanda, from Zimbabwe was also handed an ASBO (Anti-Social Behaviour Order) at Wolverhampton Crown Court which prohibits him from engaging in sexual activity with any person without first disclosing his HIV status to that person. It is hoped that the ASBO will not have to be put to use as he Judge has recommended that Mabanda be deported back to Zimbabwe on his release.
His victim, a former partner, who wishes to remain anonymous, went to the police after discovering that Mabanda, whose last address was given as Horseshoe Drive, in Heath Hayes, had had unprotected sex even though he knew he was HIV positive.
She said she felt a combination of anger and relief at the sentence.
"Anger at what he has done to me and potentially other women, and relief because he has been punished for his actions.
"I think he should have been given life because that's the life sentence he has given to me.
"What he did has had a devastating impact and will affect me every day for the rest of my life, but now I want to move on."
This will be major worry for anyone who may have had unprotected sex casual sex in the last few years. Below are a list of HIV advice sites or agencies to contact should you be concerned:Make sure you strap up before you lay down to have sex!