I am a 39 year old single mother of two girls 9 and 14. I am educated, beautiful, successful and have a good job . I met my prince charming online and went on a few dates. In my life I have had mishaps when it comes to men, but this guy was handsome, well educated and he is every woman's dream. I was so excited to finally meet somebody like him, after meeting a couple of free loaders.
He was my dream come true, however my excitement about this prince charming ended when I landed in his bed of hell. My first concern was his unwillingness to use protection, and I insisted that since we hadn't known each other that long, that was the safest thing to do. I asked about his health status and his response was that he was clean and had no diseases. He even offered to show me proof of that status.
During sex, I became concerned when I realized that he had secretly removed the protection; and he told me that he does not like using them.
After this day, I called and told him that I needed to see proof of his HIV status and he said he would send it.
As I was waiting impatiently I noticed that he was a bit different. I called him and told him strongly but politely that I needed to know his status. That was the last day I ever heard from him. He stopped calling me; he never answered my calls nor returned them. I called him at work and he told me not to bother him anymore and to leave him alone.
Six months later I tested positive for HIV. What do I do? Do I sue him? Do I let him do this to other women? Should I sit and accept it as my fate.
I am devastated. I look at my girls and cry because I have betrayed them; I put myself in a compromising situation. What do I tell them?