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LA Times Examines HIV Testing, Access to Treatment Among Children, Adolescents In West, Central Africa

Los Angeles Times: Every day, 170 young people are infected with HIV in West and Central Africa, and many can’t afford treatment
“…And in West and Central Africa, 80% of infected children are not receiving antiretroviral therapy, making it the region with the world’s lowest rate of access to that type of treatment. According to the most recent UNICEF and UNAIDS research, the crisis there is becoming more fatal for young people: The number of 15- to 19-year-olds dying of AIDS in West and Central Africa increased by 35% between 2010 and 2016, even while it fell elsewhere across the continent…” (O’Grady, 4/2).

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