I do not have lengthy imprisonment in mind and I think that direct imprisonment would benefit you in another way as well.
Being that you will hopefully have easier access to HIV medication if you are sentenced and not only awaiting trial.
For these reasons the court has decided to impose imprisonment in terms of section 276(1) (i) of the Criminal Procedure Act.
Usually people sentenced under this section are released after serving only a very short portion of the imprisonment imposed.
For conveniance, here are some excerpts from the lengthy transcripts.