Prioritized yet dying: Addressing the needs of children and adolescents living with HIV

Approximately 2.1 million children under the age of 15 years are living with HIV. HIV is the second largest cause of adolescent deaths globally. Every day, 400 children acquire HIV, and every day, 330 children die. Although HIV should now be a manageable condition, fewer than half of the children needing treatment are receiving it. Unless we urgently change our approach towards children and adolescents, an AIDS-free generation will never be achieved.

Looking at the continuum of care, from HIV testing and diagnosis, through retention, treatment, and viral suppression, this session—chaired by Lucie Cluver—will demonstrate the missed chances for HIV prevention and the opportunities for improving AIDS-free survival among children and adolescents across their lifetime.

Additional information is available here.

Date and time: Wednesday 25 July, 16:30 - 18:00