Prevention

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In Zimbabwe, Africaid has been providing community-based interventions that are tailor-made to address prevention, treatment, care and support for children, adolescents and young people living with HIV.

Eighteen-year-old Yana Panfilova has spent the last eight years campaigning in her native Ukraine to raise awareness about HIV. Now, she is determined not to let her own condition stand in the way of her dreams.

The World Health Organization congratulates Thailand and Belarus for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis. WHO also applauds Armenia and the Republic of Moldova for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and syphilis, respectively.

The World Health Organization further simplified guidelines for breastfeeding mothers living with HIV.