Published: Nov 13, 2013 7:33 PM EST
Updated: Nov 13, 2013 7:33 PM EST

Fla ---- "I'm going to have this for the rest of my life."

That woman, we'll call her Mary, now lives with HIV, positive since March.
An unwelcome gift she says she got from a man she dated for more than a year, and trusted.

"Feel comfortable, stop using protection. Never said he was sick."

That man, Tony Paulino, faces felony charges for allegedly not telling Mary, and two other women, he had the virus.
An arrest report shows Paulino knew he had HIV, since 2008.
But he dated mary years later.

It wasn't until the two had broken up, that Mary had known anything was wrong.

"Palpatations, blood in urine, vertigo, all kinds of things."

Mary began attending an HIV counseling group, where she met another ex of Tony's.
That woman dated Tony before he was officially tested, so she couldn't press charges.
Mary wanted to speak for her.

"I don't think he's god, to play with people's lives."

Mary believes other victims are out there, that's why she's sharing her story.
She says she's forgiven Tony, but others need to get their justice.
So Mary has this message for them.

"Not to be scared. I was scared to go to the cops. But then I went, because it's not fair."


Tony Paulino remains in Lee County jail.