A woman in her 20s who died from a case of HPV-16 has been named in court

A woman who died in 2015 of the sexually transmitted infection HPV- 16 has been revealed in court.

A court in New South Wales heard the woman was found in a room with a “severe and prolonged” temperature of 39.7C in February last year.

The man who died had been given the virus as a birthday present, a coroner told the Victorian Supreme Court.

The woman’s partner told police the couple had a “normal relationship” and did not discuss the disease.

She said the woman had had sex with at least five men.

The court heard the case was initially classified as a murder, but a charge of manslaughter was later laid after a coronial inquest.

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