Fact Sheet: Children and HIV. UNAIDS. (2016)

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Despite continuing progress in stopping new HIV infections among children there are still major challenges in ensuring access to effective antiretroviral therapy for children living with HIV. The challenges start with diagnosing HIV among children.
Four hundred children become infected with HIV every day; however, In 2015, only 54% of children exposed to HIV in the 21 highest-burden countries were tested for the virus within the recommended two months. This is largely because it requires complex laboratory technology that is often only available at central laboratories.


Keywords: HIV, children, newly infected, antiretroviral therapy, treatment, diagnostic

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