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Towards an AIDS-free generation

Publication year: 
2013
Corporate author: 
UNAIDS
Publication details: 
New York, UNICEF, 2013
Abstract:

This report talks about an AIDS free generation among Children where an AIDS-free generation means a generation in which all children are born free of HIV and remain so for the first two decades of life, from birth through adolescence. It also means that children living with and affected by HIV have access to the treatment, care and support they need to remain alive and well. For the first time in the history of the HIV epidemic, the global community has accumulated the knowledge, experience and tools to achieve an AIDS-free generation.The major components of the HIV response for young children – elimination of mother-to-child transmission (EMTCT) of HIV, treatment of children living with HIV and mitigation of the social and economic impact of HIV and AIDS on children – are well established. The challenge today is to apply existing knowledge and pursue new opportunities and innovations while using finite resources as efficiently and effectively as possible – to ensure that children survive and thrive in their first decade of life.