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WHO announces new approaches to HIV prevention and treatment among children

In diary on 24. July 2010 at 05:22

20 JULY 2010 | GENEVA | VIENNA — Efforts worldwide on access to treatment for children with HIV have reached a new milestone, with 355 000 children receiving life-saving HIV treatment at the end of 2009, compared to 276 000 at the end of 2008; but many more lives could be saved if more infants started on medication earlier according to new recommendations from WHO.

Promoting healthier lives for infants and children

“It is encouraging that more children are getting access to HIV treatment, but we have opportunities to do more to promote healthy lives for infants and children,” says Dr Hiroki Nakatani, Assistant Director-General for HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases at WHO.

via WHO | WHO announces new approaches to HIV prevention and treatment among children.

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