2016 Youth Summit report

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Despite significant progress made in HIV treatment and prevention, with various global targets speaking to the end of AIDS, current evidence suggests that this optimism does not hold for young people1. AIDS-related deaths among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa have tripled since 2000. There were 940,000 new HIV in-fections in the region last year, accounting for nearly half of the global number of new infections, with HIV remaining the the leading cause of mortality in this age group in Africa2.