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Study Examines HIV Incidence, Population Growth Among Young People In Africa

aidsmap: Progress against HIV in young people lags behind as Africa’s youth population grows
“Africa is far off track in reducing new HIV infections among children and young people and is unlikely to reduce new infections in young people substantially before 2030 due to an anticipated doubling of the adolescent population, according to findings from a UNICEF modeling exercise presented on Thursday at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam…” (Alcorn, 7/26).

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“…If current trends continue, [Aleya Khalifa of UNICEF] said, the number of new infections among children ages zero through four will have dropped by 50 percent by 2030. In contrast, the number of new infections among those 15 to 19 will only drop by half in 2050. Those young people will age into older groups, sustaining the number of adults living with HIV, she said…” (Smith, 7/26).

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