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The plight of Romania's HIV orphans

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It's 20 years since the communist regime in Romania collapsed and the world saw for the first time the awful conditions in the country's state-run orphanages.

Thousands of children had been abandoned by their parents to lives of squalor and disease and many contracted HIV due to blood supplements given to them while in the orphanages.

Chris Rogers reports.

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