Wife Discovers Husband Consciously Infected Her With HIV After Getting Pregnant With Twins

A woman discovered that her husband deliberately infected her with HIV after she kept his diagnosis a secret for more than five years – just days after learning she was pregnant with his twins.

Renee Burgess, 38, revealed in a recent interview with Real Women/Real Stories that she had been with the man for half a decade and had no idea he was HIV positive.

He kept it a secret from her until he was forced to clean up after she became pregnant with their twins and found out she was infected in 2007.

He later revealed that he knew he had the disease since 2002, and admitted to cheating on her with other women and men during their marriage.

A woman found out her husband had deliberately infected her with HIV after she kept his diagnosis a secret for over five years – days after learning she was pregnant with his twins

Shocking: Renee Burgess, 38, revealed during a recent interview that she had been with the man for half a decade and had no idea he was HIV positive

Shocking: Renee Burgess, 38, revealed during a recent interview that she had been with the man for half a decade and had no idea he was HIV positive

The truth comes out: He kept it a secret from her until he was forced to get clean after she became pregnant with their twins and found out she was infected in 2007

The truth comes out: He kept it a secret from her until he was forced to get clean after she became pregnant with their twins and found out she was infected in 2007

Renee explained that she discovered she contracted the disease on November 21, 2007, during a prenatal appointment — just a few months after they tied the knot.

“At the time I was living in South Carolina with my new husband, I was newly married,” she recalls.

‘I went [to do the doctor] because I was dehydrated, I kept throwing up and feeling unwell.’

They did some tests and found out she was HIV positive – which was a big shock to her.

‘[The doctor] basically just looked at me and said, “You tested positive for HIV.” I kind of stared blankly, I looked at the wall because I didn’t want to look her in the face,’ she said, the moment she found out.

“I was in complete shock. She asked if I wanted them to bring my husband back into the room, I said, “Sure, bring him in, because guess what – if I’m HIV positive, he’s the reason why.”

“So she brought him back into the room, he looked shocked when she told him, but it wasn’t a shocked look of, ‘Oh, she could have given me HIV,’ it was more of a look like, ‘Wow, she found from.”‘

Renee explained that a few months later she decided to leave her husband – on January 1, 2008.

And when she watched the news a few weeks later and discovered that someone else had gone to jail for knowingly infecting their partner with HIV, she decided to contact the police.

‘At the beginning of February I was at home watching the news. There was a story going around about a gay couple – an older man and a younger man – and the older man had knowingly infected his younger male partner,” she explains.

“It was then that I learned that knowingly infecting someone without disclosing your status to them was a felony in the state of Florida.

“I immediately picked up the phone and called the sex crimes division at the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. I spoke to the detective and let him know what was going on.”

Cleaning: He later revealed that he knew he had the disease since 2002, admitting that he cheated on her with other women and men during their marriage

Cleaning: He later revealed that he knew he had the disease since 2002, admitting that he cheated on her with other women and men during their marriage

Cleaned up neatly!  She later divorced the man and filed a charge for knowingly infecting her

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison

Cleaned up neatly! She later divorced the man and filed a charge for knowingly infecting her. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison

In a social media post, Renee said she believes the moment she got infected with the disease was on their wedding night — when they first had unprotected sex

In a social media post, Renee said she believes the moment she got infected with the disease was on their wedding night — when they first had unprotected sex

Renee said the stress of what happened caused her to give birth early and she gave birth to twins four months early

Renee said the stress of what happened caused her to give birth early and she gave birth to twins four months early

The detectives told her they needed a recorded confession from her ex, so she called him and made him confess everything.

“At that point, he begged me to come back to South Carolina and stay married to him, so I thought, ‘Let me use this to my advantage,'” she said.

“Over the course of a few days, I played it off like, ‘Yeah, I might come back home. I miss you a little bit. Yes, I still love you.’ Knowing that I absolutely did not love him anymore and I did not go back.

“His Valentine’s gift from me was that he called him, with the detective on three-way, with the recorder on, asking him any question the detective wanted me to ask.

“I thought, ‘I have to go to a psychologist and they have given me this questionnaire, I have to answer all these questions so that they can treat me.’ He answered every question.

“He answered questions about how and when he was diagnosed, how long he knew — he knew he was positive since 2002.”

During their phone call, Renee made another shocking revelation – her husband revealed that he had cheated on her with other women and men during their marriage.

She said: ‘I found out that he slept not only with other women, but also with other men.

“When I got that taped confession, they issued a nationwide arrest warrant. They went to South Carolina and arrested him. It took months, but they delivered him to Jacksonville.”

In the end, the man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison.

As for the twins, Renee said the stress of what happened caused her to go into labor prematurely and she gave birth four months early.

They are HIV negative, but run into problems because they have ‘developmental delays’.

They are HIV negative, but face challenges of 'developmental delay'

They are HIV negative, but face challenges of ‘developmental delay’

Moving on: She has now remarried and has two more children with her new husband

Moving on: She has now remarried and has two more children with her new husband

Speaking Up: She devotes much of her time to motivational speaking and spreading awareness about HIV and AIDS.  She even wrote two books about what happened to her

Speaking Up: She devotes much of her time to motivational speaking and spreading awareness about HIV and AIDS. She even wrote two books about what happened to her

She has now remarried and has had two more children with her new husband. She devotes much of her time to motivational speaking and spreading awareness about HIV and AIDS.

She even wrote two books about what happened to her, called Married: But It Can Happen and HIV Around Me.

She concluded: ‘Don’t think it can’t happen to you just because you’re in a monogamous relationship or if you’re married.

“I was married, I wasn’t in a relationship and I wasn’t dating. This man I’ve known for five years is positive, and he didn’t tell anyone and gave it to me.

‘It can happen to anyone. It’s probably happened to a lot of people who don’t even want to know if it happened. They assume – I’m with this person and I’m married, so it’s not going to happen. Just understand that it can happen to you as easily as it can happen to me.’

In an earlier interview, the 38-year-old said the first words her husband said to her on the car ride home from the doctor’s office were, “Don’t tell anyone.”

She also said she believes the moment she became infected with the disease was on their wedding night – when they had unprotected sex for the first time.

‘Before this date, we had NEVER had unprotected sex. I was very firm about it. Your wedding night is the time to consummate the marriage. But in my case, it didn’t end as I envisioned,” she wrote on Instagram in 2017 on the 10th anniversary of their marriage.

‘My wedding night, we did, but he also knowingly exposed me to his HIV. I trusted him with my life and he took my life into his own hands and chose to lie in the most explicable way.”

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