What is HIV/AIDS?HIV causes AIDS. AIDS is when HIV has weakened a person’s body so much that they can’t fight illnesses. Find out more.
Almost two-thirds of people under 25 living with HIV/AIDS are women. What makes women and girls even more likely to get HIV/AIDS is that their bodies are made in a way that makes it easier for the virus to infect them. Find out more.
Who does it affect?
How does it affect countries?It is very bad for a country because it kills off a country’s workers such as doctors, farmers, teachers, police officers, community leaders – and family income drops when adults die. Find out more.
Facts about HIV/AIDSHIV/AIDS is the fourth biggest cause of death in the world today. Find out more.
Education as defenceTeaching people about how HIV/AIDS is spread, and how best to protect themselves from it, is the best way to help stop the disease from spreading. Find out more.
Child-headed householdsThe spread of HIV/AIDS has led to a lot of child-headed households in parts of the world, especially in Africa. Find out more.
UNICEF at workHIV/AIDS is one of UNICEF’s main concerns because it affects so many children in the world. Find out more.
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Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Guatemala Antigua, Guatemala, February 2009 UNICEF International Odaliz Canrey is 19 and pregnant with her first child. Thanks to UNICEF, she's getting tested for HIV. An important factor in reducing the...Read this article
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