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HIV Infections Among Children Down, But Access To Treatment In Africa Remains Challenging, UNAIDS Head Says

VOA News: UNAIDS: 95% of African Children With AIDS Lack Access to Treatment
“Nearly 95 percent of African children living with AIDS do not have access to treatment, the executive director of UNAIDS said during a visit to Cameroon Tuesday. UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe said there has been nearly a 60 percent decrease in the number of HIV infections among children under the age of 15, but more than 90 percent of the more than three million children living with the disease are in sub-Saharan Africa, where access to treatment has been a major obstacle to stopping its spread…” (Kindzeka, 6/2).

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