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UN: We have to close the gap to prevent new Aids infections

Preventing vulnerable people from falling through the cracks of HIV/Aids treatment is the key focus of World Aids Day.

Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Preventing vulnerable people from falling through the cracks of HIV/Aids treatment is the key focus of World Aids Day.

The United Nations Children's Fund says many minors aren't receiving treatment, adding one of its biggest concerns.

Global head of HIV programming at Unicef Chewe Luo explains: “If we’re going to end this epidemic, we have to close the gap in new infections, especially with adolescent girls, young women, future mothers and future fathers.”

Number of people living with HIV, with access to treatment and the number of deaths per region around the world in 2016.

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