Authorities in Oklahoma have charged a male HIV patient who is accused of knowingly infecting at least three women with the virus. One of Ernest Lacour’s victims told FOX 25 that she decided to share her story to warn others.
Lacour is charged with three counts of knowingly engaging in HIV-transfer behavior. “It’s a fatal disease, but you can live your life,” Lacour’s victim explained. “I’m not infected with AIDS, and I still have a life to live.”
Lacour and the victim began dating in 2021, according to the victim. She claimed she was diagnosed with the virus after seeking medical attention for an illness.
“I would just faint and pass out,” she recalled. “I would get so lightheaded that I would have these episodes and throw up for weeks.”
According to the victim, her diagnosis has taken a mental toll on her. “It’s difficult mentally,” she admitted. “They had to explain programs, medicine, and treatments to me.”
Documents show that Oklahoma police moved to arrest and charge Lacour after evidence revealed that he was aware of his HIV diagnosis while engaging in sexual activities with people.
“I am here to tell my story,” Lacour’s victim said. “I am strong. I can do this. I have support.”
The woman also said that others could be at risk. “I just want to tell everyone that they need to get tested and to be careful,” she said. “You never know who someone really is.”
People who may have been sexually involved with Lancour are being urged to get in touch with the police and the local health department.