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10 facts on HIV/AIDS

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An estimated 3.2 million children are living with HIV

According to 2013 figures most of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa and were infected by their HIV-positive mothers during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. Over 240 000 children [210 000–280 000] became newly infected with HIV in 2013.

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