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The Forgotten AIDS Victims

IRIN reports that there is yet another impediment to effective AIDS treatment in South Africa. Apparently rape survivors tend to get left out in prevention and treatment programs. In a normal society this might pass as a loose end left untied. but in a country beset by both AIDS and abominably high rape figures it goes down as a huge gap that, left unaddressed will leave a vulnerable segment of the population abandoned, hopeless, and staring at death.