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One Child Infected With HIV Every Two Minutes In 2020 - UNICEF by Ayinesongya3: 10:21am On Dec 01, 2021
A new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has shown that, at least, one child globally was infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) every two minutes in 2020.

The report, which was released to commemorate the 2021 World AIDS Day (WAD), indicates that not less than 300,000 children globally were newly infected with HIV in 2020.

It also shows that 120,000 children died from AIDS-related causes during the same period, or one child every five minutes.

According to the report, two in five children living with HIV worldwide do not know their status, and just over half of children with HIV are receiving antiretroviral treatment (ART)

World AIDS DAY is celebrated December 1 every year to honour the people who have fallen to the disease as well as people living with HIV.


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