MTV Documentary on South Dakota HIV Case Wins Award
March 3, 2003
A documentary based on the case of a Huron University, S.D., student convicted of spreading HIV has garnered an award. At the Second Annual Cable Positive Pop Awards, the MTV piece earned the award for outstanding documentary. The feature followed the stories of four people who were diagnosed with HIV after hundreds of others in the Huron area were tested. Nikko Briteramos was convicted of knowingly spreading HIV under a South Dakota law that makes it a crime. He initially received a suspended five-year prison term with several conditions, which he violated only days later. Briteramos is now serving a four-year prison sentence.Adapted from:
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