Man Charged with Infecting Pregnant G...

Man Charged with Infecting Pregnant Girlfriend with HIV

There are 114 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Mar 21, 2008, titled Man Charged with Infecting Pregnant Girlfriend with HIV. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

A Spartanburg man with HIV has been arrested and charged with infecting his pregnant girlfriend with the virus.

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Since: Aug 07

Chester, SC

#97 Mar 23, 2008
MIXED AND LOVING IT wrote:
<quoted text>PLEASE PASTE AND POST WHERE YOU SAID OFF WITH HIS HEADS BECAUSE I READ BOTH OF THEM ARE NASTY WHICH IMPLIED YOU WERE SAYING THE LADY.
Post #2 (from “old salt dog”) says “off with his head !”

…to which I replied in post #14 with “BOTH of them! Nasty, nasty, NASTY ba$tard! How could anyone do this to another human being?”

“Both” refers to BOTH of the perpetrator’s heads (upper and lower), NOT the woman’s head. Despite what other posters are saying about the woman’s role in this, I feel that the man bears the responsibility in this situation, because he KNEW he had HIV when he slept with her (as he’s had it since 2002).

We don’t know for sure about how careful/careless the woman was, as it’s completely possible that the condom could have malfunctioned.

I thought it was clear that I was talking ONLY about the man when I said,“How could anyone do this to another human being?”, which clearly shows that I hold HIM at fault.

So to make it perfectly clear again, I’m on the woman’s side in this particular case.
Southern Comfort

Bluefield, WV

#99 Mar 26, 2008
Tiffany wrote:
This is horrible. Did he get it after she was pregnant? They need to give more details, other than that this is sad. Damn this is fucked up. If she has it then the babies have to have it. Isnt it tru that you can have aids for awhile without actually knowing?
You need to educate yourself about HIV. Just because mom might be HIV Positive, doesnot necessarily mean that the babies will be born HIV positive.
I am sure she was given the cocktail for HIV and is taking the necessary medication. Also, it is about 97% that the babies will not be born HIV Positive meaning the odds are extremely good that those babies will be born healthy.
Just because mom is HIV Positive does not mean they have been given a death sentence anymore. Science has come a long way and the odds are with the mom to live a healthy life. Yes, she has to take medication for the rest of her life -but she has to become sympotmatic that is when she would have AIDS and be looking at a shortened life.
I don't mean to sound high handed or anything just wanted to help clear up a few things.
But I do agree 10 years in jail/$5,000 fine is not sufficient! But that is the government!
Ben

Spartanburg, SC

#101 Mar 28, 2008
Man, this is some nasty stuff. This fool needs to serve some serious time in prison. He has inflicted this deadly disease on that woman. I"m glad they arrested his nasty behind. And he knew he had it. That's murder!
Ben

Spartanburg, SC

#102 Mar 28, 2008
Man, this is some nasty stuff. This fool has inflicted this deadly disease on an otherwise healthy individual. I would kill him. I'm glad he was arrested.
Ben

Spartanburg, SC

#103 Mar 28, 2008
It's messed up because even if the twins don't have AIDS, their mom is going to be too sick to care for them and what about when she dies, they will be motherless! I hope that Martinez guy suffers!!

“Preggo again! ”

Since: Jan 08

Back in Columbia

#104 Mar 28, 2008
EJF Member wrote:
When over half of the black population has HIV that the WHITE man created, it is hard not to get HIV.
Now I know you are nuts. I'm no scientist or expert on AIDS but regardless of where and with whom it started from, it was not intentionally created by anyone or any race. And that statement about over half the black population being infected, that is incorrect as well and a definate exageration. Why dont you just copy and paste some more of those "stats"
MEME

Columbia, SC

#105 Mar 28, 2008
old salt dog wrote:
off with his head !
YES, THE HEAD IN HIS PANTS.
nunya

Jacksonville, FL

#106 Mar 29, 2008
Well he has been released from jail on bail thanks to his ignorant mother. He is however on home detention and awaiting his court date. Let's just continue to pray for the woman who was not his girlfriend but his wife and they babies who came into this world early and are battling for their life.
chuck

Spartanburg, SC

#107 Mar 30, 2008
This guy works at the BMW plant in Spartanburg and has been said to have slept with some of the women that work there
nunya

Jacksonville, FL

#108 Mar 30, 2008
yes that's true chuck and i hope they get tested and if it comes back positive they go and file a report like his wife did! also he has slept with women at freightliner when he worked there and at mrs. smith before they gave it that name. i especially hope Mary Rivers gets tested because her newborn baby might be his! how could he cheat on such a wonderful woman and make vows to her in front of god, his family and her family. i pray enough women come forward whether they are tested positive or not and file a report because he still exposed them!
Gonzales

Coats, NC

#109 Mar 30, 2008
Ben wrote:
It's messed up because even if the twins don't have AIDS, their mom is going to be too sick to care for them and what about when she dies, they will be motherless! I hope that Martinez guy suffers!!
I heard he had poked a couple of guys too.
Tyrone

Coats, NC

#110 Mar 30, 2008
Ben wrote:
Man, this is some nasty stuff. This fool has inflicted this deadly disease on an otherwise healthy individual. I would kill him. I'm glad he was arrested.
He like men too.
DaQuan

Redmond, WA

#111 Mar 30, 2008
unamimous wrote:
Renee Burgess Martinez is not the girlfriend - she is married to him - and she did know about his illness.....
Lot of his boyfriend's gonna be sweating.

“Obama+Hilary= President & Vice”

Since: Mar 08

Tulsa

#112 Mar 30, 2008
Let that man rot in jail. My prayers go out to her and her twins and let's hope those have peace upon their lives. God bless them
PISSED OFF FRIEND

Atlanta, GA

#113 Mar 30, 2008
THE GUY NEED TO BE LOCKED UP. THERE IS NO WAY IN HECK YOU CAN INFECT A PERSON WITH A TERMINAL ILLNESS AND JUST SAY SORRY. WHAT THE F***! I MEAN WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN AND HER LIFE IS NOW AFFECTED AND HOW CAN SHE LIVE IF THE VIRUS LORD FORBID TAKE A TURN FOR THE WORSE WHAT ABO9UT WHAT SHE IS GOING THROUGH WHY SHOULD HE BE FREE AND SHE HAS TO LIVE WITH THIS EVERYDAY OF HER LIFE FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE...
PEOPLE GROW UP AND HAVE A HEART THE MAN WAS DEAD WRONG AND HE KNEW HE HAD IT SINCE 2002 DAMN THAT NOT ROCKET SCIENCE HE IS PURPOSELY GIVING THIS TO WOMEN. WHO KNOWS HOW MANY HE HAS AFFECTED. AND THOSE POOR CHILDREN I HOPE THEY NEVER HAVE TO DEAL WITH HIS SORRY AZZ. IF YOU THINK HE DESERVES TO WALK FREE YOU ARE NUTS AND NEED TO BE LOCKED UP WITH HIM.. I HOPE HE GETS WHAT IS COMING TO HIM, IF HE DOESN'T I AM SURE THAT HE WILL KNOW JUST HOW HARD LIFE IS GOING TO BE..

DROP OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH YOU PIG CAUSE YOU ARE F***ED UP IN THAT STUPID MIND OF YOURS. WHAT A WASTE..
Guess

Ashburn, VA

#114 Mar 30, 2008
Was the fine gentleman in question an anal astronaut?
nunya

Jacksonville, FL

#115 Mar 30, 2008
well looks like gonzalez heard something from somewhere lol! i can confirm that he did work at BMW whether he still has his job is uncertain but i doubt it he has been the talk of the plant i heard.
mike dub j-block

South Bend, IN

#116 Apr 3, 2008
thats fucked up
Wrongful Prosecution

Augusta, GA

#118 May 10, 2008
be smart

Midway Park, NC

#119 May 19, 2008
well the only person i feel sympathy for here is the young lady with the twins. as for the other women if a man come to you and they dont want to use prtection that should tell you something. you dont know his background so you treat everyone as if they have something. and for the women who are married or have an active boyfriend what would you do if your man brought you home this disease wouldnt you feel the urge to do something about it. not to sound arrogant but i met a young man that wanted to have unprotected sex with me because he says its much better without a condom. if i had done that i would be positive the virus today. ladies be smart put your hormone to the side protect your self.

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