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An AIDS epidemic threatens to sweep Belgian jails unless immediate action is taken to step up prison hygiene and improve treatment, a prison watchdog group, Passe-Murailles, said in Brussels. The group said in a statement that at least 10 prisoners in a Brussels jail are already suffering from AIDS--acquired immune deficiency syndrome. It said prisons are ill-equipped to treat AIDS and that prison doctors are often unwilling to help AIDS patients.


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