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New strategy aims to end AIDS in children by 2020
Keith Alcorn, 2016-07-19 21:30:00
A new strategy to end paediatric AIDS launched at the 21st
International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, on Tuesday calls for
antiretroviral treatment services to reach 1.6 million children and 1.2 million
adolescents by 2018. The Super-Fast Track strategy is intended to close the gap
between adult and paediatric treatment access, says UNAIDS, and will pull
together the actions of numerous agencies.
The strategy is intended to ensure that children and adolescents do not get left behind as treatment programmes strive to achieve the 90-90-90 targets, and recognises that scaling up treatment and diagnosis for children poses particular challenges that require different solutions from those employed for adults.