A British woman, who is HIV positive, has called for a five-year sentence to the man who deliberately infected her, by having unprotected sex for months.
The mother of three has been left devastated since the day she was diagnosed with the virus. But what is more painful for her is the fact that the virus was inflicted on her by the man, whom she dated for around 18 months.
Kara Wilkinson, 42, does not have any mirrors in her house anymore as looking at her self has become an agonizing experience for her.
When Wilkinson started dating undertaker Alan Mason, 45, in 2010, she had no clue that the man was tested positive for HIV two years ago. The couple had unprotected sex several times during the one-and-a-half years they were together. And it was only after Wilkinson fell sick, during a holiday to Spain, in late 2011 that she went to the doctor and found out that she has been infected.
Mason began his two-year jail time on Wednesday as Wilkinson, a former Counsellor at Barrow-in-Furness, decided to open up on her sufferings.
"He's ruined my life. I will never forgive him for what he's done," Daily Mail quoted her.
"He should have been sent to prison for five years", Wilkinson stated, unhappy with the length of Mason's sentence. "And what's to stop him from doing it to another woman when he gets out? He's given me a life sentence of misery."
The couple first met in April 2010 at a pub in Kendal. They became close pretty quickly, and two months later Alan was living in Wilkinson's apartment. Wilkinson was sterilised after the birth of her three children, and she and Mason were having unprotected sex.
After her reports came out, Wilkinson interrogated Mason and he told her he hid the fact that he was HIV positive from her because he feared losing her. He had also stopped taking his own medications so that she won't get suspicious.
Since the diagnosis, Wilkinson has suffered four heart attacks and pneumonia, and was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis.