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'AIDS to ZERO' is our vision
We strive to achieve an AIDS-free world where all children and their families are protected from HIV infection and live free from AIDS. To realize the vision, we need to achieve:
ZERO new HIV infections
ZERO AIDS related deaths
ZERO discrimination

Through UNICEF's work, more babies, children and their mothers can now access life-saving HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
In 2005, UNICEF launched the 'Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS' campaign. With the support given by supporters and donors in Hong Kong and the rest of the world, UNICEF and partners have achieved the below encouraging results.
ZERO new HIV Infections
Since 2005, we have averted over 1.59 million HIV infections among children under 15.
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Martha Jere does chores with her 8-month-old son Rahim Idriss. Martha was born with HIV in 1996 in Malawi. At the time, an HIV diagnosis was practically a death sentence, especially for children in low income countries. Now 19 and a mother herself, Martha has defied the odds and her son is part of Malawi's AIDS-free generation.

"Rahim Idriss is 8 months old now and is growing healthy and strong," says a clearly proud Martha. "He is happy, friendly and feels comfortable with anybody."

Over 400 children are being infected with HIV every day – most of them unknowingly by their own mother, during pregnancy, birth or breastfeeding. With access to proper treatment, mother-to-child transmission of HIV can be reduced to 5 per cent.

HK$55 = Two HIV tests for one pregnant woman, the essential first step in preventing a child from being born with HIV.
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ZERO AIDS-related deaths
UNICEF and partners have reduced AIDS-related deaths by more than 40 per cent through 'one pill daily' and other proper treatment.
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A health worker holds a bottle of antiretroviral medicine at the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital in Freetown. The medicine is being dispensed to a 15-year-old HIV-positive girl, for her seven-day-old newborn. The drug is part of a regiment of treatments and tests intended to prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV.

411 children die of AIDS-related illnesses every day; less than one-third of those under the age of 15 living with HIV have received proper treatment.

HK$200 = Life-saving HIV treatment for a child living with HIV for 1 month.
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ZERO discrimination
UNICEF achieved encouraging results in eliminating discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS through its community, education and advocacy programmes.
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Elijah (the third boy from the right) is a 12-year-old boy living in Kenya. His mother transmitted HIV to him while breastfeeding but she was not aware of it. Elijah loved going to school. After being infected with HIV, Elijah felt sad as he was unable to go to school. "The mother of my best friend told him not to play with me and that made me very sad," Elijah said.

He then started antiretroviral treatment, which helped him gain back health gradually. Having gained knowledge on HIV, Elijah's classmates became nice to him. Elijah is now living a full and happy life with appropriate treatment and a supportive learning environment.

"I think that people are afraid of HIV, but now I am here to tell them not to be afraid. It's not that bad" said Elijah.



Globally there are 13.4 million children orphaned by AIDS.

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Our Running Heroes

Sharing is caring! Join us to raise awareness on 'AIDS to ZERO' campaign
A for AIDS, B for Baby… Learn more about "AIDS to ZERO" from "A to Z"!
UNICEF Charity Run 2015 AIDS to ZERO
Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF Ambassadors Mr Wong Kam-po and Miss Sarah Lee Wai-sze, "Many said it's impossible, but we believe in ZERO. We think it'll come true."
Sharing is caring! Join us to raise awareness on 'AIDS to ZERO' campaign
A for AIDS, B for Baby… Learn more about "AIDS to ZERO" from "A to Z"!
UNICEF Charity Run 2015 AIDS to ZERO
Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF Ambassadors Mr Wong Kam-po and Miss Sarah Lee Wai-sze, "Many said it's impossible, but we believe in ZERO. We think it'll come true."

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