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When he tested positive for HIV 13 years ago, Satoru Ienishi could not imagine becoming a father — let alone living long enough to hold his healthy, smiling baby girl.

“Now I hope to live long enough to see Reina grow up and get married,” said the 40-year-old lawmaker from the Democratic Party of Japan, who became a proud father last summer.

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