Prevention and mitigation of HIV

HIV and adolescents




Press release: More than 850,000 infants saved from HIV since 2005, but alarming trends seen among adolescents
29 November 2013 – A new report released today by UNICEF shows great progress has been made to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, with more than 850,000 new childhood infections averted between 2005 and 2012 in low- and middle-income countries.

Adolescents Should Not be the Missing Face of AIDS
9 November 2011: At the nation’s seventh annual conference on Children and HIV, UNICEF emphasized the importance of investing in adolescent-appropriate prevention and care programmes to ensure that young people, who make up almost half of new infections..

Living Positively
26 October 2011 – Ange, a 15-year-old student in Rwanda, says she still feels sad when she remembers that she has HIV. But when she meets with her peer support group and other teens who share her problems, she can dream once again of becoming a minister..

Helping Rwanda’s babies have an HIV-free future
September 2011: In the small town of Nyamata, forty-five minutes south of the nation’s capital, a comprehensive programme is in place to give the babies of HIV positive parents the best start in life.

Life Skills Clubs in Rwandan school promote universal values and leadership skills
July 2011 - Twice a week, students at the Murama Child Friendly School in Rwanda’s Bugesera district, participate in Life Skills Clubs, learning and discussing topics that are difficult to broach in their homes...

UNICEF Welcomes Rwanda’s Campaign to Eliminate HIV Transmission from Mother to Child
13 May 2011 – UNICEF welcomed the announcement yesterday of a national campaign to eliminate the vertical transmission of HIV from mother to child in Rwanda.

6th Rwandan Conference on Children and AIDS Tackles Role of Education Sector in Preventing and Mitigating Effects of HIV
November 18, 2010 - Key note speakers at the sixth annual Pediatric Conference on Children and AIDS in Rwanda appealed to the education sector to take on a stronger role in both preventing and protecting children affected by HIV.

A positive way to make a difference
June 2010 - In the heart of Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, there is a centre that provides holistic services to families to prevent the transmission of HIV from parents to their children.

Empowering vulnerable youth to prevent HIV
March 2010, Nkanke Parish, situated on the green, muddy and beautiful hills that surround Lake Kivu in south-west Rwanda, is working for an improved future for young Rwandans seeking to overcome poverty and AIDS.



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