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Adolescent Deaths from AIDS have Tripled Since 2000, UNICEF Study Finds

Posted by Maggie Miller on December 3, 2015 at 4:50 AM

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CNN: The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled in the past 15 years despite efforts to curb infections, with the majority of cases reported in sub-Sahara Africa, the United Nations Children's Fund announced Friday. The UNICEF study found that 26 adolescents are infected every hour, and only one in 10 adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa is tested for HIV. Girls in the region are disproportionately affected, accounting for seven of 10 new infections among people 15 to 19 years old, the study found.

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