A recent report by UNAIDS states that during the last two years of COVID and other global crises, progress against HIV prevention has slowed and millions of lives are at risk. In 2021, new HIV infections fell by just 3.6% the smallest drop since 2016. In Asia and the Pacific, new HIV infections are rising where they had been falling for the past 10 years. Teenage girls and young women are especially vulnerable. These findings imply that the UN's goal to end AIDS by 2030, will not be met unless spending on HIV prevention efforts is accelerated.
At this time, the need for HIV prevention efforts and provision of education and health care services to families living with HIV is huge. Over the last 12-18 months, we have expanded the range of services provided to children and families enrolled in our pediatric HIV care program in Zambia. Our goal is to keep children and families living with HIV, safe from COVID, and to ensure that COVID restrictions do not disrupt children's education.
Please donate generously so we can continue to keep children in school, and families are educated about disease prevention and care.
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