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Berlusconi women feared he had AIDS

THE women who attended "bunga bunga" parties hosted by Silvio Berlusconi were terrified of contracting AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases from the prime minister, according to evidence gathered by Milan prosecutors.

The evidence says several women last year exchanged text messages in which they expressed their relief after medical tests cleared them of any sexually transmitted diseases.

One woman texted a friend saying she had feared infection from Mr Berlusconi because "when someone goes to bed with 80 women, you never know in life".

In April he faces a trial over allegations of sex with an under-age prostitute, Karima El-Mahroug. Mr Berlusconi and Miss El-Mahroug (now 18) deny they had a sexual relationship. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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