Children and AIDS – UNICEF’s Third stocktaking report 2008

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UNAIDS, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS,UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund

UNICEF’s Third  Stocktaking Report (2008) is advocating for increased HIV testing for newborns as young as six-weeks-old. The report examines data on progress, emerging evidence, and current knowledge and practice for children as they relate to four programme areas, and it calls for several focused, concrete, achievable actions that can significantly improve prospects for children and women and help nations move towards their goals. It focuses on four core components: the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT); paediatric treatment; preventing infection among adolescents and protection and care for children affected by HIV/AIDS.

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