Over half of HIV+ children worldwide do not
have access to life-saving medication…
It’s the largest unrecognised humanitarian disaster in the world. AIDS not only deprives millions of the poorest children of the love and protection of their parents, the vast majority are left to struggle alone, many with younger siblings to care for, in desperate poverty and with the discrimination and stigma an HIV status brings. Many children are abandoned and often extended family cannot or will not look after them.
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“A recent UN report…
…shows that the gains made for children are not being sustained. New HIV infections among children have declined by only 8% in the past two years, only half (52%) of all children living with HIV are getting treatment and 110 000 children died of AIDS-related illnesses in 2017. Although 80% of pregnant women living with HIV had access to antiretroviral medicines to prevent transmission of HIV to their child in 2017, an unacceptable 180 000 children acquired HIV during birth or breastfeeding—far away from the target of fewer than 40 000 by the end of 2018.
‘One child becoming infected with HIV or one child dying of AIDS is one too many,’ said Mr Sidibé. ‘Ending the AIDS epidemic is not a foregone conclusion and the world needs to heed this wake-up call and kick-start an acceleration plan to reach the targets.’