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890,000: The number of young people aged 15-24 newly infected with HIV was 890,000 in 2009

Millennium Development Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Target: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS
An estimated 890,000 [810,000–970,000] young people aged 15–24 were newly infected with HIV in 2009 – nearly 2,500 every day – with 79 per cent of these new infections occurring in sub-Saharan Africa.
Globally, young people aged 15 to 24 accounted for 41 per cent of new infections among adults aged 15 and older.

Source: UNAIDS, unpublished estimates, 2010.
Reference: http://www.childinfo.org/files/Opportunity_in_Crisis-Report_EN_052711.pdf, p.5



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