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Towards an Aids-Free Generation

Towards an AIDS-Free Generation IIt is the dream and desire of every mother to have a healthy baby - and to live to see that child grow and thrive. We have the knowledge and we have the means to help every mother fulfil this dream, including mothers living with HIV ... wherever they live. -Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director PROGRESS AN AIDS-FREE GENERATION ONCE SEEMED JUST A DREAM. NOW WE CAN MAKE IT A REALITY. It is now time for the last push to move from 330,000 towards O by 2015. CHALLENGE WITHOUT DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT, ONE THIRD OF INFANTS WITH HIV WILL DIE BEFORE THE AGE OF ONE YEAR AND ALMOST HALF DURING THE SECOND YEAR OF LIFE One child is born with HIV almost every minute and a half. IN 2007, ABOUT 1350 CHILDREN WERE NEWLY INFECTED WITH HIV PER DAY, COMPARED TO 900 CHILDREN PER DAY IN 2011. -- 230,000 children under the age of 15 died from AIDS-related causes in 2011 -- 3.3 million children(<15) were living with HIV globally in 201| + 562,000 children in 2011 were receiving antiretroviral therapy compared to 456,000 in 2010 Antiretroviral treatment coverage is still much lower for children (28%) than for adults (54%). 00 Children account for nearly one in seven people with newly acquired HIV The beginning of the end of AIDS starts with children. APPROACH TO ACHIEVE THIS, INNOVATION AND SIMPLIFICATION ARE ESSENTIAL - IN POLICIES, IN PROGRAMS, AND IN PRACTICE! Estimated number of children newly infected with HIV in low- and middle-income countries, 2000-2015* 600 000 330,000 in 2011 500 000 400 000 300 000 Innovation 200 000 100 000 I No child should be born with HIV. Ebube Sylvia Taylor, born free of HIV, now 13 years Make the treatment EASIER and CHEAPER. unicefo unite for children Source: UNICEF, November 2012 Number of children acquiring HIV infection 0007 1007 2002 E007 2004 2005 900 2007 8007 6007 0107 2012 2013 2014 2015

Towards an Aids-Free Generation

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The beginning of the end of AIDS starts with children. An AIDS-Free generation once seemed just a dream. Now we can make it reality, and are aiming to move from 330,000 towards 0 by 2015, through i...


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