Liveinguyana has learnt that the current low-key public profile of former treason accused and Buxton/Agricola 'Freedom Fighter' gang intellectual author, Mark Benschop, is as a result of his contraction of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome AIDS. Benschop fell ill recently and after several tests were done was diagnosed with the deadly, sexually transmitted disease.
Following his divorce from ex-wife Maria, Benschop took to a sexually promiscuous lifestyle which often resulted in encounters with known prostitutes and women who frequent certain night spots. Many persons have been speculating about the reasons for his current dispensation given his penchant for being in the news. They noted his frail-looking appearance during a recent picket exercise outside the High Court.