by Sally Mendelsohn

Delivering Babies In Rwanda

In 1994, an estimated 250,000 women were raped in Rwanda, part of a deliberate genocide; in many cases, HIV-infected Hutu men raped Tutsi women, often announcing to the rape victim that she would pass the disease on to any resulting children and that both would die a slow death. Three years ago, a friend who is a pediatric AIDS physician told us about his work in Rwanda, helping develop medical protocols for the children of HIV-positive women.

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