Rape is rife in the sprawling tent cities that have become home for hundreds of thousands of Haitians and men are demanding sexual favors in return for food and shelter, according to a new report. Doctors are treating children aged two and seven who have been raped at a refugee camp set up on a golf course in Port-au-Prince. One 21-year-old mother, who said she was gang raped by three men, complained her family had received no food aid because Haitian men were demanding sex before they would hand over distribution coupons. Besides sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, victims face possible AIDS infection. Haiti has the highest HIV rate in the Western Hemisphere, with one in 50 people infected.
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