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Around 360,000 teenagers will die of AIDS by 2030



If more is not invested in HIV prevention, it is estimated that around 360,000 teenagers will die of AIDS by 2030, according to a report published by the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF.

These numbers indicate that the world is very far from achieving its goal to end the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome among minors in 2030, evaluating the Unicef ​​executive director, Henrietta Fore.

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

However, Unicef ​​warns that progress is significantly lower among adolescents, identified by the United Nations between ten and 19 years old.

For example, AIDS-related deaths are believed will decrease by 57 percent among children under the age of 14 by 2030, meanwhile it will be 35 percent compared to young people between 15 and 19 years.

"Programs to prevent HIV transmission from mothers to children provide their results, but they are not enough, while programs to treat viruses and prevent their spread among older children they are not close of what it should be, "Fore said.

This report has slow progress in preventing HIV among children, along with Failure to handle structurallyand AIDS-carrying behavior. For example, Many young people don't know they are HIV positive, and others miss care.


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