A COUNSELLOR at Gokwe District Hospital was recently dismissed while a nurse at the same health institution has been suspended pending investigations after the two connived to issue false HIV test results to the nurse's HIV positive husband.
The man used the results to try to lure his lover, a married woman, into having unprotected sex. The incident occurred about three weeks ago. Mrs Angela Chipere, the primal counsellor, has since been dismissed while her partner-in-crime, Ms Shamiso Punzwana, is on suspension awaiting a hearing.
It is alleged that Ms Punzwana's husband proposed to a married woman from Gokwe's Mapfungautsi high density suburb and the two had protected sex. The lover demanded HIV test for them to have unprotected sex.
The man, who is unemployed, told his wife that he had been offered a job by a non-governmental organisation and the job was available only to those who would have tested negative to HIV.
It is alleged that the nurse approached Mrs Chipere to facilitate the fake results. After testing "negative" the man allegedly took a photo of the results and forwarded them to his lover via WhatsApp.
A source at the hospital said all hell broke loose when the woman's husband stumbled upon the message. The source said the woman's husband went to the man's house fuming and confronted him over the matter.
It was during the argument that it was discovered that the results were fake and that the man's wife had facilitated them so that her husband could get a job.
"The nurse later discovered that her husband wanted to have unprotected sex with another woman and had used her to get fake results so that he would prove to his lover that he was HIV negative," said the source.
Midlands Provincial Medical Director, Dr Milton Chemhuru, confirmed that the ministry had dismissed the Gokwe District Hospital primal counsellor over allegations of issuing a client with fake results after being bribed.
He said the ministry was, however, still carrying out investigations.