n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The role of prison gangs as precipitating agent in the spread of HIV/AIDS in South Afican prisons with special emphasis on socio-cultural factors

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



Africa is under siege. Of those infected with HIV seventy-one percent reside in Africa (Van Dyk 2001). The estimated world-wide figure is quoted as 42.666747 million (Daily Mail & Guardian 2001) bringing the total estimate of Africans infected to a stunning 30,3 million. Ninety-five percent (12.1 million) of Aids orphans are from Africa.

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