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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

2014 Statistical update: Children, Adolescents and AIDS

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Datasets and statistics
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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
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The data indicate that great progress has been made in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, resulting in an acceleration in the decrease in new HIV infections among babies. Thanks to the expansion of programmes that keep women living with HIV alive and well, and improved regimens for PMTCT, there has been a greater decline in the estimated number of new HIV infections among children since 2009 than over the entire previous decade. The success of PMTCT means more children will be entering adolescence free of HIV. Support from government and partners should focus on keeping these children HIV-free through the second decade of life, and in so doing, we can achieve an AIDS-free generation. Related links: Infographics and the  Double dividend .