Spike in AIDS-related adolescent deaths raises alarm

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A woman walks past Aids awareness posters in Durban, South Africa, 01 December 2011.

Spike in AIDS-related adolescent deaths raises alarm


JOHANNESBURG, 27 November 2013 (IRIN) - The life of a teenager is difficult enough without the added burden of living with HIV, keeping it hidden from friends and sticking to antiretroviral treatment. But new data has revealed that while AIDS-related deaths globally have fallen in the general population over the last seven years, deaths among adolescents rose by 50 percent in the same period and UN agencies are raising the alarm.

The World Health Organization (WHO) blames the high number of d...


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