2023 Snapshot on HIV and AIDS in West and Central Africa

An overview of the situation for children, adolescents, and pregnant women in the region

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A major AIDS epidemic is still underway in western and central Africa. Over one quarter (26%) of all children living with HIV globally are in this region, and 4 in every 10 (38%) new infections in children occur there.
There have been important gains in the past decade but there are persistent gaps that need focused action.

This snapshot provides an overview of the current situation with a focus on key facts and stats.

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