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Do You Check Your Men? Man Lies to Woman about HIV Status and Infects Her

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by Barry Burch Jr.

A disease notorious for its fatality rate is surely an illness, which brings with it trepidation and angst.  However, a man in Kansas City, Mo took his situation too far when he thought it OK to lie about his sickness, causing a 30-year-old woman to sleep with him under the impression that he was HIV negative.  Jon W. Velasco was charged with recklessly infecting another with HIV on Wednesday, which is a class A felony, as reported by Fox 4 News.  Velasco had been able to go about his life, following the unforgivable lie until the woman’s mandatory HIV screening for her employer was retrieved in February.  It came back positive.

The woman reached out to authorities on March 15 and explained that she had partaken in unprotected sex with Velasco and had done so on several occasions; all between August of 2012 and when she tested positive earlier this year.  According to court documents, Velasco is the only person the woman claims to have had any sexual contact with since the last time she tested negative for the disease.

She continued on about Velasco’s obvious knowledge of his infection.  She said that because he was incarcerated, he would have had to have been tested for HIV, as the tests are mandatory for prisoners.  The woman met with Velasco upon his release from prison in August of 2012.  He told her that he was not infected.

And that was a boldfaced lie.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services have records, which reveal that Velasco tested positive on April 30, 2012. Further, additional records from the Western Reception Diagnostic Correctional Center showed that the troubled man actually received HIV counseling along with information from correctional center staff following a separate positive test on June 27, 2012, as reported by the news station.

When Velasco was initially approached by the woman with regard to her positive HIV test, he stuck with his story and said that he was not infected.  She successfully convinced him to go through with a test at a ‘free clinic,’ in which they both could get tested for HIV.  The results came back positive for them both.   Velasco reportedly broke things off with the woman following the results.

Although Velasco’s next court date is not readily available, he did decline to speak with detectives about the case without a lawyer present.  He’s currently being held in detention on a cash-only 100,000 bond.


  1. rosemary davis

    October 3, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    If people didn’t committ Fornication,adultery,and homosexuality there would not be HIV simple as that.Women these days are so dumb and stupid especially black women who have the highest rate among women testing positive for HIV laying down with men having unprotected sex thinking it want happen to them because these men look so good on the outside so in their warp minds he couldn’t be HIV positive and all along they are eaten up inside with all kinds of diseases some men will tell all kinds of lies if it means that they can get a roll in the hay at any cost including another human’s life and this woman found this out the hard way now she has to lead a life filled with woes and misery her chance of getting a husband and having a family is next too nil

    • Samanthia Stuart

      October 7, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      So sad now look at your self now you probably got babies to raise.he don’t care he got want he wanted now your babies going have to be with you when you go thru this mess.I hope you are a single lady then that way you are on your worries about kid or time don’t go by looks use your mind.hope everything go wellgod bless

      • Mz.Whizperz

        October 31, 2013 at 8:06 am

        miss Davis is always dumb people like you always state dumb infor…mation… HIV and aids is bad in every race community… I work for HIV center… I bet you don’t know how many white women with white collar job $200,000 house.. with husband and family… That have HIV… they contracted it from there lying husband… that has been paying male and female prostitutes for sex… its white dummies like you that walk around and believe t..hat the AIDS virus is so strong in the black community… if they are exempt from getting because they don’t mess with black people

    • Tiffany

      October 9, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      HIV can come from a Husband, Wife, trusted partner/friend etc… It becomes evil when people who know their status and still continue to have unprotected sex with others. Protection is a must and there is nothing wrong with doing background checks on a potential partner/mate either. Do what you have to do to protect yourself.

  2. Peter D. Slaughter

    October 3, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    If a % of these black men would stop sneaking being downlow homosexuals and stop letting themselves be brainwashed and programmed to act like this.
    This type of non-sense would stop.
    All this so-called cute male gay stuff that so many women seem to like.
    These same people are creeping around with some man,when they are not with these women.
    Regular brothers can’t even get to know some of these women because of all this switch hitting and bed hopping.
    These so-called clubs and parties that some black women seem to go for some type of entertainment are basically traps for this type of behavior.
    Either go and stay in the church or mosque or just stay home.

  3. wanda

    October 3, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    So many things this young woman could have done to prevent this, but there’s no sense in looking back and beating herself up over the should haves or could haves. Fortunately, having HIV is no longer the automatic death sentence it once was. There are so many people who are prolonging or abating the onset of the AIDS virus – just look at Magic Johnson. It’s not easy, but it happens.
    Yes, this pitiful excuse for a man may have fooled her, but my prayer for this woman is that she’ll find the strength and courage to live beyond what has happened and show this creep that she will ‘survive’

  4. Traci404

    October 3, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    This is a sad and pitiful story.
    You can not trust any of these men or women out here with your life.

    If you are going to engage in this behavior bet tested BEFORE you do.

    if he can’t wait or you can’t wait. REREAD this story.


    October 4, 2013 at 4:27 am


    • Debbie

      October 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      Well said Lady Wisdom!

  6. Lang

    October 4, 2013 at 10:08 am

    This is a sad story but this woman pretty much knew what she was getting herself into when she decided to have unprotected sex with this scumb bag of a man numerous times but a lot times people need to relies is that these men don’t have to be down lo to catch the virus they could had multiple female partners and one out of the group could had been infected by the virus but in this case this man has been lock up and possible caught on the inside of jail he needs to be somewhere he can’t infect anyone else put him in solitary confinement with no access to anyone but a concrete wall and a iron toilet and sink.

  7. Enoch Mubarak

    October 4, 2013 at 10:13 am

    This is one of the main reasons the world will not intervene to stop the killing, jailing and isolation of the black man. The black man is without conscious or courage and when the chips are down and upon the moment of truth the black man blames the black woman.

    Sincerely, Enoch Mubarak
    President/CEO Mubarak Inter-prizes

    • Desha

      October 6, 2013 at 12:45 am

      And why is that?

  8. Kim

    October 6, 2013 at 6:35 am

    They should give him life in prison and just throw away the mercy here at all!

  9. marcus davis

    October 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Why did she go with an ex con to begin with ? was she that desperate?

    • Debbie

      October 6, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Marcus, would you ask that question if you were the ex-con? People make mistakes, get behind in child support, do pay a traffic citation and so on!! That is so not the important point intended in his article.

  10. Jackie

    October 10, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I say show me your papers and I will show you mine. protect YOU

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