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1.1M HIV Infections In Children Prevented, But Disparity In Treatment Access Hampers Further Progress, UNICEF Says

Media sources report on UNICEF data on HIV among children released on Friday.

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of World AIDS Day, U.N. children’s agency urges more investment, access to treatment
“An estimated 1.1 million HIV infections among children under 15 have been averted, but disparity in access to treatment is hampering progress towards reaching a global goal of reducing new infections in children by 90 percent, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said [Friday] ahead of World AIDS Day…” (11/28).

UNICEF: UNICEF: 1.1 million HIV infections in children averted
“…This extraordinary progress is the result of expanding the access of millions of pregnant women living with HIV to services for the prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT). These include lifelong HIV treatment that markedly reduces the transmission of the virus to babies and keeps their mothers alive and well…” (11/28).

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