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Photo Essays: HIV/AIDS
The missing face of AIDS

October 2005: Children are the missing face of AIDS. Every day, almost 1,800 children under 15 become HIV-positive and 1,400 die of AIDS-related illness. Daily, more than 6,000 young people aged 15-24 acquire the virus.

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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.