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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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2016 WHO and UNICEF HIV and Infant Feeding Updated Guidelines

WHO and UNICEF have released their updated HIV and infant feeding guidelines, six years after they first recommended antiretroviral treatment (ART) to prevent postnatal transmission of the HIV virus through breastfeeding. In 2010, the HIV and infant feeding guidelines urged all …
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The “Last Mile” Plan – South Africa

Many great strides have been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS in South Africa. The mother-to-child-transmission (MTCT) rate at six weeks has declined to 1.5% in 2015, and approximately 74% of HIV-positive children have access to antiretroviral therapy according to the South African Ministry of Health’s …
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IAS 2016: Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free

During the IAS Conference in Durban, UNAIDS, PEPFAR, and partners will continue to roll out their Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free initiative that was officially launched after the U.N. High Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS in June. This …
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