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UNICEF Report Shows Progress in Preventing Newborn HIV, Increase in Adolescents With HIV

December 2, 2013

"Great progress has been made to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, ... with more than 850,000 infants being saved from the ... infection between 2005 and 2012, said a U.N. report," Xinhua reports. "However, the report raises the alarm on adolescents, citing the need for increased global and national efforts to address HIV/AIDS among this vulnerable age group," the news service adds (11/29). UNICEF's 2013 Stocktaking Report on Children and AIDS, released on Friday, "said AIDS-related deaths among those aged 10 to 19 increased between 2005 and 2012 from 71,000 to 110,000," and "[a]bout 2.1 million adolescents were living with HIV last year," according to the

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