World AIDS Day: Focus on adolescents

29 November 2013

Ten years ago, health experts pledged to give people living with HIV in resource-poor countries greater access to life-saving anti-retroviral treatment by 2005.

At the time, only about 300,000 people worldwide, most of them in Brazil, had access to these medicines at a cost of about $10,000 a year per patient.

Although nearly 10 million people now receive anti retroviral treatment which suppresses the HIV virus, challenges remain in preventing infections in adolescents.

Dianne Penn reports.

Duration: 3'44"

 

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