Around 110,000 children, adolescents died from AIDs-related causes in 2021, globally: UNICEF
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Dhaka, Nov. 29 -- Around 110,000 children and adolescents (0-19 years old) died from AIDs-related causes during 2021, according to the latest UNICEF global snapshot on children and HIV and AIDS.
Meanwhile, another 310,000 were newly infected, bringing the total number of young people living with HIV to 2.7 million.
Ahead of World AIDS Day, UNICEF warns that progress in HIV prevention and treatment for children, adolescents, and pregnant women has nearly flatlined over the past three years, with many regions still not at pre-COVID-19 service coverage. This comes on top of an existing and growing gap in treatment between children and adults.
"Though children have long lagged behind adults in the AIDS response, the stagnation seen in the ...
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