UNAIDS, PEPFAR Announce 60% Decline In New HIV Infections Among Children In 21 Sub-Saharan African Nations Since 2009
UNAIDS/PEPFAR: UNAIDS and PEPFAR announce dramatic reductions in new HIV infections among children in the 21 countries most affected by HIV in Africa
According to this press release, “UNAIDS and the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) announced [Wednesday] that there has been a 60 percent decline in new HIV infections among children since 2009 in the 21 countries in sub-Saharan Africa that have been most affected by the epidemic. New HIV infections among children in the 21 countries dropped from 270,000 [230,000-330,000] in 2009 to 110,000 [78,000-150,000] in 2015. Equally impressive are gains made in bridging the treatment gap among children…” (6/8).