Monday, November 28, 2022

The young and HIV/AIDs

  Around 110,000 children and adolescents (0-19 years) died from AIDs-related causes during 2021, according to UNICEF.

Another 310,000 were newly infected, bringing the total number of young people living with HIV to 2.7 million.

Despite accounting for only 7 per cent of overall people living with HIV, children and adolescents comprised 17 per cent of all AIDS-related deaths, and 21 per cent of new HIV infections in 2021.

Unless the drivers of inequities are addressed, UNICEF warns, ending AIDS in children and adolescents will continue to be a distant dream.

HIV prevention and treatment progress for children, adolescents, and pregnant women nearly flat over past few years – UNICEF [EN/AR] - World | ReliefWeb

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