Making progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS
The world pledged to end AIDS by 2030. And remarkable progress has been made. Over the last decade, new HIV infections among children and adolescents have dropped by about half and over a third, respectively. UNICEF has helped reach millions of children, adolescents and pregnant women with essential HIV services, including uninterrupted access to lifesaving treatment.
And yet: every single day, hundreds of children still become infected with HIV, and hundreds of children die from AIDS-related causes, mainly because of inadequate access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services. When countries with fragile health systems were hit by COVID-19, many of these critical programs were disrupted, putting more lives at risk.
Making sure that the millions of children and adolescents currently living with HIV can get the services they need
UNICEF is committed to achieving an AIDS-free world, one where all children and their families are protected from HIV.
Learn more about how UNICEF is working in more than 190 countries and territories — with a range of grassroots, government and global partners — in HIV response.
Top photo: Maryam, 15, of Bertoua, Cameroon, tests negative for HIV. © UNICEF/UN0422722/Dejongh