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www.who.int/child-adolescent-health/HIV/HIV_adolescents.htm

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children

In 2003, 2.5 million out of 40 million people living with HIV/AIDS were children*

  • 9 out of 10 children with HIV/AIDS are African;


  • since the beginning of the epidemic until 2001, 4.3 million children have died;


  • almost 2,000 babies are infected every day with HIV during pregnancy, at birth or through breastfeeding. Most of these infants will die before their fifth birthday.



* Under the age of 15.
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