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“The United Nations is strongly committed to upholding human rights and dignity for all.”
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
"I am the mother of a beautiful little girl born free from HIV thanks to antiretroviral medicines... I encourage everyone to get tested and to adhere to their treatment."
Grace Chabuka, facilitator on stigma and HIV
In 2014, adolescent girls accounted for 62% of the 220 000 new HIV infections among 10 to 19 year olds.
Since 2009, there has been a 48% decline in new HIV infections among children in the 21 countries in Africa most affected by the virus.
"Together we must break the prejudice and stigma so that all young people have access to services." Keren Dunaway, young woman from Honduras living with HIV
In 88 out of 159 countries, over 50% of estimated new HIV infections are among key populations.
A total of 75 countries currently criminalize same sex sexual relations.
In most sub-Saharan African countries, less than 75% of young women report having a final say in decisions about their own health care.
In 2014, 41% of adults living with HIV and 32% of children living with HIV had access to antiretroviral medicines.
People living with HIV are 29 times more likely to develop TB than HIV-negative individuals
TB accounts for one in three of AIDS-related deaths globally
Cuba has been certified as the first country in the world as having eliminated new HIV infections among children
In 15 countries surveyed, a transgender woman was 49 times more likely to be living with HIV than a non-transgender person
Uneducated girls are twice as likely to acquire HIV than those who have some schooling
HIV prevalence among sex workers is 12 times greater than among the general population.
Among the 12 million people who inject drugs globally one in 10 is living with HIV
#AIDS-related deaths declined by 42% from 2004 to 2014 largely as a result of HIV #treatment scale-up.
More people than ever are accessing HIV #treatment but coverage among #children is still too low.
By reaching the 909090 #treatment target by 2020, the world will be on track to #endingAIDS by 2030.