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People with HIV or Covid-19 must be especially careful not to get locked up in Mexico City

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) In June, as Mexico City shone in rainbow colors to celebrate sexual diversity and inclusion, a man was jailed for "risk of contagion" - a crime adapted to the HIV/AIDS pandemic that gained prominence with covid-19.

The image of Juan "N," as he was identified by the capital's prosecutor's office, was circulated as a photo and video. His offense: He had not told an ex-partner that he was HIV-positive.

The offense is called "risk of infection" and can be punished by up to five years in prison if someone, knowing . . .

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