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    He Had a Way With Women … and HIV

    It was a second shot at love for Diane Reeve: Philippe Padieu was handsome and suave. He also cheated, infecting at least a dozen women with HIV. But victimizing Reeve would prove costly. Following an electronic trail, she found his other “loves,” who teamed up in pursuit of justice. They found it in Texas, which imprisoned him for assault with a deadly weapon — his bodily fluids. And more than justice, she got health care denied by her AIDS-excluding insurer, something the state compensates crime victims for.

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