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HIV/AIDS

30 September 2010

SA Aids orphans aging

When the Mohau children's home opened in 1997, orphans with Aids died every other day. But these days, not one child has been lost in seven years .

When the Mohau children's home opened in 1997, orphans with Aids died every other day. But these days, not one child has been lost in seven years - and as they age with the help of drugs they face the teen complexities of dating and sex.

South Africa has more people living with HIV than anywhere else in the world and has nearly 3 million orphans, many of whom lost parents to Aids. An estimated 280,000 children younger than 15 are infected with the virus, according to the Institute for Democracy in South Africa, or IDASA.

 

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