Numbers show that the world has gone from a path that leads to the desired goal.
By 2030, about 360,000 young people will die about AIDS if the world does not intensify efforts to prevent HIV infection, UNICEF says today. That means 76 teenagers every day, unless there is an increased investment in preventing HIV infection, warns in the latest news.
One in two minutes
UNICEF estimates that around 700 young people aged between 10 and 19 or one every two minutes are infected every day in the world. According to forecasts, the number of children infected with HIV and those who die due to complications associated with AIDS will actually be in the future.
According to UNICEF, progress will be significantly slower among adolescents, young people aged 10 to 19.
"The report clearly states that the world is far behind the goal of eradicating AIDS between children and adolescents by 2030"
, UNICEF Executive Director.
"Programs that prevent the transmission of HIV from maternal babies are effective, but not enough, while programs for treating infections and preventing spreading among older children are not close to the goals they are expected to achieve."
At present, 3 million children and adolescents have been infected
The report states that by 2030, the number of new HIV infections among children in the first decade of life will be reduced by half and that the number of new infections among adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 will fall by only 29 percent. According to prognosis, deaths associated with AIDS should be reduced by 57 percent among children under the age of 14, compared to 35 percent in the adolescent age range from 15 to 19 years.
Currently 3 million children and adolescents are infected with HIV worldwide, more than half of them in Eastern and South Africa
The UNICEF report blames slow progress in preventing the spread of HIV among children and the lack of structural and behavioral causes of the epidemic of this lethal disease. For example, many young people do not know that they are infected with leukemia, but those who know it often do not adhere to the treatment plan.
Unicef therefore seeks to test and diagnose a more family-oriented hive, as well as targeted broader programs and greater use of digital platforms for improving knowledge about HIV and AIDS among young people.