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Geneva:UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS , 2014

There is inequity in progress towards the global goals of the AIDS response. AIDS is now the leading cause of death among adolescents (aged 10–19) in Africa and the second most common cause of death among adolescents globally. There were 250 000 [210 000–290 000] new HIV infections among adolescents in 2013, two thirds of which were among adolescent girls. To end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, specific—yet flexible strategies are needed for different age groups, populations and geographical locations. Ending the epidemic among adolescents requires amplifying investments where they can make the most difference and fostering innovation by
adolescents and youth themselves, as well as governments, international organizations, civil society and the private sector. The next five years are crucial.