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young women aged 15-24 become infected with HIV every week. young women and girls aged 15-24 years are 2x more likely to be living with HIV than men.


of adolescents aged 10-19 years living with HIV globally live in sub saharan Africa. That is about 1.5 million of the 1.7 million adolescents living with HIV globally


number of young people aged 10-24 who got newly infected with HIV in 2019. 170,000 of them were adolescents aged 10-19

that means there are more young people living with HIV in Africa than any other continent in the world!

did you know?

Only 27% of girls and 16% of boys (aged 15-19) in East and Southern Africa were tested for HIV in the past 12 months in 2019 (West and Central Africa testing rates are lower)


Since the epidemic of HIV/AIDS, more than 75 million people have contracted the illness, and over 36 million have died from an HIV-related cause.