Original Articles

HIV/AIDS in South Africa: caring for vulnerable children

Published in: African Journal of AIDS Research
Volume 1, issue 2, 2002 , pages: 103–110
DOI: 10.2989/16085906.2002.9626550
Author(s): H Loening-Voysey, South Africa

Abstract

South Africa currently has the fastest growing HIV/AIDS pandemic in the world. Efforts to manage the plight of children affected by HIV/AIDS have however been thwarted by two ubiquitous factors—poverty and inefficient state services. Caregivers, who are generally not public advocates for children's rights, disguise the state's negligence to respect, fulfill and protect children's rights.

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