Nation of Aids orphans

UNITED NATIONS - South Africa has the most Aids orphans in the world because of its denial of the epidemic, a UN Children's Fund report has found.

UNITED NATIONS - South Africa has the most Aids orphans in the world because of its denial of the epidemic, a UN Children's Fund report has found.

This had allowed Aids to take off aggressively, SABC radio news reported yesterday.

The report said the world's response to the need to protect and support HIV-infected and affected children was insufficient. It found that 15million children under the age of 18 in the world were Aids orphans.

Almost half of them were themselves HIV-positive and living in orphanages or with family members chronically ill from the virus. - Sapa

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