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The head of UNICEF's HIV/AIDS programme, Peter McDermott, says the impact of the disease on children is huge and that the worst is yet to come. Already 15 million children have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS. In the face of this crisis we are now seeing concerted, worldwide action: today we have programmes that reach hundreds of thousands of children.

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" The ravaging effects of AIDS seems to be felt more among the youth and children. If this goes on unchecked. There may be no tomorrow or the world will be full of oldies. Youths be responsible protect ourselves."
by Ogechi [17, Nigeria]

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