New HIV Infections Among Children Falling, As Percentage Of Pregnant Women Living With HIV Who Receive Treatment Increases

UNAIDS: HIV infections among children falling
“The continuing fall in the number of children becoming infected with HIV is a major public health triumph. Globally, 1.6 million new child infections were averted between 2008 and 2017, an achievement that stems from a steep increase in the percentage of pregnant women living with HIV who receive antiretroviral medicines to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV or as lifelong therapy, from 25% in 2008 to 80% in 2017. However, much remains to be done. Efforts to prevent mother-to-child transmission have been slowed…” (5/13).

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