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10 facts on HIV/AIDS

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An estimated 2.6 million children are living with HIV.

According to 2014 figures most of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa and were infected by their HIV-positive mothers during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. Close to 220 000 children [190 000–260 000] became newly infected with HIV in 2014.

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