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Photo Essays: HIV/AIDS
Childhoods lost to HIV/AIDS

April 2005: In sub-Saharan Africa, AIDS has killed one or both parents of more than 12 million children under 15 years. This incalculable loss results in children assuming adult responsibilities before their time, facing stigma, gender discrimination, poverty and inadequate social services.

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December 2012: Adolescent participants in a UNICEF-supported project digitally mapped HIV risks in two Port-au-Prince neighbourhoods.

May 2011: Paediatric HIV infections are declining in Zambia, thanks to programmes to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus.

November 2009: Zambia's programmes to prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV are steadily expanding.

May 2009: Zambia has 95,000 HIV-positive children under age 14 and one of the highest adult infection rates in the world.

April 2007: In 2007, 25 years into the epidemic, children are still largely missing from the global HIV/AIDS agenda.

April 2005: In sub-Saharan Africa, AIDS has killed one or both parents of more than 12 million children under 15 years.

May 2011: In Zambia, programmes to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV are proving effective, inexpensive and life-saving.

July 2010: Programmes to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV continue to expand in Zambia.

July 2009: HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention programmes are beginning to reverse the pandemic's growth in Zambia.

April 2009: The welfare of Namibia's children is threatened by poverty, violence and a raging HIV/AIDS pandemic.

October 2005: The five-year Global Campaign on Children and AIDS places children and their needs at the top of the AIDS agenda.