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Youth, Adolescents Infected With HIV, Die Of AIDS At High Rates, UNICEF Director Warns

U.N. News Centre: Adolescents are dying of AIDS at an alarming rate, U.N. agency warns
“An average of 29 adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 are infected with HIV every hour, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund, which is calling for a redoubling of prevention and treatment efforts. ‘After all of the saved and improved lives thanks to prevention, treatment and care; after all of the battles won against prejudice and ignorance about this disease; after all of the wonderful milestones achieved, AIDS is still the number two cause of death for those aged 10-19 globally — and number one in Africa,’ Anthony Lake, the executive director of the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said from Durban, South Africa, the site of the 21st International AIDS Conference…” (7/18).

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