AIDS kills 120,000 children around the world

UNICEF = United Nations Children's Fund has clarified that 120,000 children and young people died from AIDS virus infection worldwide over the last year and asked countries to improve their testing and treatment environment It is.

UNICEF released a report summarizing the actual situation of children and young people infected with the AIDS virus around the world on the 26th, before “World AIDS Day” on the 1st of next month.

According to it, it is estimated that 120,000 children and young people under the age of 19 who died of AIDS virus infection in the whole world last year last year.

In particular, UNICEF said that the deaths of infants aged 0 to 4 accounted for 62% of the total, and that more than half of the patients under 9 years old are already infected. It points out that countermeasures against mother-to-child transmission are an issue.

In particular, there are many infected people in sub-Saharan African countries, accounting for more than 60% of the total, the spread of therapeutic drugs has not progressed, and the disparity between regions has become serious over countermeasures.

UNICEF's Fore Secretary said, “Children's life and future are being deprived of an environment where treatment and testing are not possible,” calling on countries to improve their testing and treatment environment.