• 2015 Statistical Update

SITUATION. What we know.

"The number of lives saved thanks to the HIV and AIDS response in this century is remarkable. But for the sake of the children and adolescents still affected, and for all future generations, we cannot mistake advancement for attainment. We must do more, and do it faster than ever. That's the only way to achieve an AIDS-free generation."

Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director

PROGRAMMES. What we do.

At UNICEF, we strive to ensure that all babies, children, adolescents and their mothers are
able to access life-saving HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. We engage with
country-level partners around the world, and promote rapid integration and expansion of HIV
education and care into maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services.

1st Decade

First Decade

Prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV and ensure access to paediatric HIV care and treatment

2nd Decade

Second Decade

Reduce AIDS-related deaths, prevent new HIV infections, and end related discrimination among adolescents by 2020

Across Decades

Across Decades

Make HIV prevention, testing, and treatment widely available to children in fragile states and in marginalized populations


  • Government of Sweden
  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

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