'Army of orphans': The price of S.Africa's AIDS scourge

'Army of orphans': The price of S.Africa's AIDS scourge

He was left to raise his two young brothers -- a gruelling battle against isolation, stigma and poverty. Gamede, now aged 28, points to pictures of his parents hanging on the wall in a low-lit boxy garage he calls home. "They were both HIV positive," he said. He said he had no-one to guide him during his most vulnerable teenage years and "almost did crime" just to survive, and "drugs" to cope. As World AIDS Day looms on December 1, …