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How the world joined together to end AIDS for children

At the turn of the century, and the beginning of the Millennium Development Goals, an HIV diagnosis was equivalent to a death sentence for most children and their families in low-income countries. But now, an early diagnosis paired with treatment and care can ensure long healthy lives, regardless of location, and can help prevent transmission of HIV to others. Since 2000, thirty million new infections were prevented, nearly eight million deaths averted, and fifteen million people living with HIV are now receiving treatment.

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The World Health Organization confirms that treatment reduces the risk of life-threatening HIV infections

The journal Clinical Infectious Diseases recently published multiple articles that assess the risk of life-threatening infections in people living with HIV, before and after initiating antiretroviral treatment (ART). These reviews include findings from 20-year long studies in 3 regions – Africa, Asia and …
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PEPFAR, UNAIDS and Partners launch “Be Free” – Start Free. Stay Free. AIDS Free.

  Much progress has been made since the launch of the Global Plan towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive just 5 years ago. There are significantly fewer children becoming infected with …
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Final Global Plan Report Released

UNAIDS and the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) announced at Delivering and AIDS-Free Generation Side Event yesterday at the HLM on Ending AIDS that there has been a 60% decline in new HIV infections among children since …
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