Ending the AIDS epidemic among children, adolescents and young women

Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free is a framework launched in 2016 by UNAIDS and PEPFAR that builds on the successes achieved under the Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive (Global Plan) and brings additional focus to the HIV prevention and treatment needs of children and adolescents.

In its first progress report, Start Free Stay Free AIDS Free reflects on the achievements made during the first year of implementation and highlights areas where urgent action is needed. The report shows that globally in 2016, there were 160 000 new HIV infections among children and that 140 000 occurred in the 23 priority countries. Although there was an overall decline in new HIV infections, the decline was at a much slower rate than in previous years.

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