n African Security Review - Implementation challenges : AIDS policy in Lesotho : essay

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Extracted from text ... Introduction HIV/AIDS, dubbed by some analysts as "a looming threat to security in Southern Africa, "1 has been spreading at phenomenal rates in Lesotho since the first AIDS case was reported in 1986; twelve years later (1998) the number of infected adults stood at 101, 000. At the end of 2001 this figure had risen by over 78% to 180, 000, while children orphaned by the death of their AIDS-infected parents numbered 73, 000.2 For an underdeveloped country with a population of just over two million, these statistics are a cause for alarm. There is therefore little doubt that ..


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