Healthy lives and well-being for all at all ages

UN Sustainable Development: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

  • New HIV infections in 2013 were estimated at 2.1 million, which was 38 per cent lower than in 2001
  • HIV is the leading cause of death for women of reproductive age worldwide
  • TB-related deaths in people living with HIV have fallen by 36% since 2004
  • There were 250 000 new HIV infections among adolescents in 2013, two thirds of which were among adolescent girls
  • AIDS is now the leading cause of death among adolescents (aged 10–19) in Africa and the second most common cause of death among adolescents globally

 

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