1. The Myth of Child Rape as a Cure for HIV/AIDS in Transkei

@article{Meel20031TM,
  title={1. The Myth of Child Rape as a Cure for HIV/AIDS in Transkei},
  author={B. L. Meel},
  journal={Medicine, Science and the Law},
  year={2003},
  volume={43},
  pages={85 - 88}
}
  • B. Meel
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • Medicine
  • Medicine, Science and the Law
South Africa has one of the highest cases of HIV/AIDS infection in Africa, and Transkei, a former black homeland, now a part of the Eastern Cape Province, is one locality with a large number of HIV/AIDS sufferers. The unemployment level is very high and crime, including child rape, is very common. This report presents the case of a victim of rape, a nine-year old female child who was brought to the Umtata General Hospital, a victim of the mistaken belief that sex with a virgin will cure an HIV… 
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