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AIDS - A South African Horror Story


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Grade Level: Coll-Adult
Producer: BBC
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 45 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2002
Available in French: No

The incidence of child rape in South Africa has doubled each year since 1999. The latest victims of the rape holocaust are babies - stolen, gang-raped, and often left for dead.

Why are men turning to babies for sex? Could it be the myth (believed by one in four South Africans) that sex with a virgin will cure AIDS?

Correspondent joins the hunt for Baby Tsepang's rapist after none of the six men originally arrested are identified by DNA tests, and follows the story of a hospital doctor dismissed after giving one shocked and torn baby girl an anti-AIDS drug.

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