13th July 2000

The Bad News:

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — Nearly 28 million children in Africa will have lost at least one of their parents to AIDS by the year 2010, causing a social nightmare for these countries for decades, according to a report released Thursday.

“The HIV pandemic is producing orphans on a scale unrivaled in history,” said Susan Hunter, an author of the “Children on the Brink 2000” by the U.S. Agency for International Development. A summary was released at the 13th International AIDS Conference.

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