Woman who got HIV from one night stand shares her story


41-year-old Naomi Ireri who got infected with HIV from a one night stand which ended her relationship with the father of her child has shared her story.

Recounting her experience in an interview with BBC, Ireri said she had sex with a man she had only known for a week. She further revealed that the man stopped picking her calls after they had sex.

The Kenyan woman disclosed that she found out she was positive with the virus after she got impregnated by another man she started dating after engaging in the one night stand.

“When I went to do blood tests, the results took longer than I had been told and so I started questioning why my results were taking that long. That was when they told me I was positive”

She said her thoughts were all focused on the father of her child who however tested negative.

Ireri said;

“I wondered how comes I was positive and he was negative and that was when I remembered there was a man I had a one-night stand with.”

The test led to the end of her romantic relationship with the father of her baby who however promised to take care of their child.