for every child, end AIDS
Progress towards an AIDS-free generation
Since 2000, thanks to the global effort of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services led by UNICEF and its partners, there has been a rapid decline of approximately 66 per cent in new HIV infections among children aged 0–14.
A huge leap has been made for children to grow up free of HIV but we cannot stop until it is a reality for every child, everywhere.
Despite the progress made, too many children died because they had no access to HIV testing, treatment and care.
Every day, more than 400 children are infected with HIV and around 300 children died of AIDS-related illnesses.
Of the 1.8 million children aged 0 – 14 living with HIV, only half receive treatment.
UNICEF works to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and facilitate the testing and treatment of children at risk. It is an ambitious but achievable goal.
With your support,
we can help every child live free from HIV/AIDS!