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World AIDS Day (6)

30 November, 2019

'Ahead of World's AIDS Day, UNICEF released the global and regional snapshots on the HIV/AIDS epidemic among children and adolescents, showing that in 2018, globally, 190,000 new HIV infections occurred among adolescents aged 10-19, and 3 in 4 of them were girls. In sub-Saharan Africa, 4 in 5 new HIV infections among adolescents occurred among adolescent girls.'

https://data.unicef.org/resources/children-hiv-and-aids-global-and-regio...

SELECTED EXTRACTS

- 2.8 million children and adolescents were living with HIV in 2018 — nearly 9 out of 10 in sub-Saharan Africa

- In sub-Saharan Africa only half of children aged 0-14 living with HIV receive treatment

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Best wishes, Neil

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HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is coordinator of the HIFA global health campaign (Healthcare Information For All - www.hifa.org ), a global community with more than 20,000 members in 180 countries, interacting on six global forums in four languages. Twitter: @hifa_org FB: facebook.com/HIFAdotORG neil@hifa.org