San Francisco City Hall/World AIDS Day December 1
There are over 2 million HIV positive children in the world, 90 percent of whom are in sub-Saharan Africa and only 10 percent of them have access to treatment. Access, as well as the quality of care, must be improved as must diagnostic tools for early intervention and treatment. Without treatment, one third of children with the virus will die before their first birthday. Half won’t live to see their second birthday.