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S.A. Prisoner Wins HIV Settlement
2003-03-01

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A South African man who contracted HIV while imprisoned from 1993-1994 received $132,500 in an out-of-court settlement with the Department of Correctional Services Feb. 12.

The former inmate said he caught HIV by having sex with other prisoners, which he said he would not have done if prison officials had warned him of the danger.

South African prisons did not provide inmates with condoms until 1996. One in five South African adults is HIV-positive.


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