A lover has been jailed for infecting a woman with HIV after meeting on an online dating site.

Simba Kuuya, 32, knew he was HIV positive – but had unprotected sex with the woman anyway.

A court heard the couple chatted online before exchanging phone numbers and then meeting up in person.

Prosecutor Sue Ferrier said the woman only learned Kuuya was infected with the deadly disease after their brief relationship came to end.

Miss Ferrier said: “One of his former partners contacted her via Facebook and broke the news to her.

“The victim confronted Kuuya about his medical condition but he denied it – however she sought a blood test at Singleton Hospital which came back positive.”

The court heard Kuuya had HIV for four years before meeting the unnamed woman on the online dating site.

Swansea Crown Court heard the woman was “devastated” after learning about the condition.

“I have to live with this for the rest of my life,” she said in a statement.

Kuuya, of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm.

Huw Rees, defending, said: “He had been in denial about his condition, something which sadly had consequences for others.”

Judge Christopher Vosper told him: “Her life has been completely changed by being infected – something that could easily have been avoided if you had been honest from the start.

“You chose to conceal something from her that you should have been open about. The consequences have been devastating.”

Kuuya was jailed for two years and four months.

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