UNAIDS detects persistent gaps in treatment of children with HIV

11/20/2013 | Reuters · Guardian (London), The

More than 3 million children younger than age 15 have HIV, but just 647,000 of 1.9 million HIV-positive children who required treatment received antiretroviral drugs in 2012, according to a UNAIDS report published on Wednesday. In India and 21 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, just 3 in 10 children who needed it received HIV treatment. "We have seen tremendous political commitment and results to reduce mother-to-child transmission, but we are failing the children who become infected," UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe said.

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