Two Million Adolescents Live With HIV/AIDS in Africa
June 5, 2013
A recently released report estimates that 2 million HIV-positive adolescents live in Africa, but only 15 percent of 1524 year-olds in sub-Saharan Africa know their HIV status. According to the report, evidence shows that most HIV-positive individuals are not benefitting from Positive Health, Dignity, and Prevention (PHDP) efforts, and that PHDP strategies may face more particular challenges with younger individuals.
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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