Wednesday , May 12 2021

About 360,000 teenagers will die of AIDS in 2030



If it no longer invests in HIV prevention, it is estimated that about 360,000 adolescents will die of AIDS in 2030, according to a report released by the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF.

These figures show that the world is very far from achieving your goal to end the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in juveniles in 2030, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Forest said.

Predictions show that the number of children and adolescents who become infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and deaths related to the AIDS-causing virus will fall.

However, UNICEF warns that progress is significantly lower in adolescents that the UN identifies between ten and 19 years old.

For example, AIDS-related deaths are believed to occur will decrease by 57 percent in children under 14 in 2030, which will be 35 percent compared to young people between 15 and 19 years old.

"Programs to prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to children give their results, but they are not enough, while programs for treating the virus and preventing its spread in older children they are not close of what should be, "said before.

The report has made slow progress in preventing HIV in children, along with one Failure to respond structurally, as well as the behavior of AIDS carriers. For example, Many young people do not know they are HIV positive, and others skip treatment.


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