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UN Report Urges ‘Chain of Prevention’ to Shield Youth

2 June 2011
Author: UNFPA

JOHANNESBURG – In South Africa, the nation with the largest number of young people living with HIV, the destructive nature of the epidemic can be better understood than anywhere else in the world. According to a global report released here yesterday by UNICEF and its partners, one in three young people newly infected with the virus each year is from either South Africa or Nigeria.

The report – ‘Opportunity in Crisis: Preventing HIV from early adolescence to young adulthood’ – confirms that young people worldwide face a significant risk of HIV infection every day. And their vulnerability is heightened by failures to provide them with adequate information and essential services.

Read the full story by Lin Yi on the  UNICEF website

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