HIV/AIDS

Woman holds medication out in hands.
Botswana
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Making progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS

For the first time since the start of the epidemic, an AIDS-free generation is within reach. UNICEF's efforts to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV have made significant progress, with 62% of pregnant women in countries with the highest rate of infection receiving services in 2012. UNICEF-supported prevention programs have also helped reduce new infections among adolescents, but more needs to be done to break the cycle. UNICEF remains committed to a multifaceted approach of prevention, treatment, protection, care and support for children and adolescents who are most at risk.

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