The Virgin Cure
In third world countries there is a belief that sleeping with a virgin will cure sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS. Most of the time these cases involve infants from five months years of age up to young teens. These cases which are considered rape includes both male and female but most of them are female.
This belief stemmed from 16th century Europe all the way to 19th century Victorian England. They believed at that time by sleeping (Raping) a virgin would cure diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea and other STD's. At that time syphilis was terminal as HIV/AIDS is chronic/terminal.
Now a days, the uneducated still practice this belief in third world countries influenced by European culture. Three of the hot spots in this world believing in this practice are South Africa, India and Thailand. They still believe that sleeping with (raping) young children will cure them of HIV/AIDS.
Most of these paedophiliacs are men and they usually are multiple offenders. It is estimated in South Africa alone there is as many as 60 children raped a day. Most of these rapes are family members of the family or who are friends of the family. It should be noted the mother of these rape victims are in there early 20's. It should also be noted that these rapes usually takes place in the mother's place for residence.
Again this shows me the cultural differences of this world. It also shows me the importance of educating about HIV/AIDS and other STD's. Keeping the facts in the forefront of the public mind is one way to slow down the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Footnote- This was one of the hardest postings I have written without being judgmental.