Short Communication
Volume 3 Issue 11 - 2020
Risk of HIV Infection in Adolescence
Alba Cortes Alfaro1* and Damarys Chacón O'farrill2
1Assistant Professor and Researcher, National Institute of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology, Cuba
2Assistant Professor, Polyclinic “Luis Augusto Turcios Lima”, Mayabeque, Cuba
*Corresponding Author: Alba Cortes Alfaro, Assistant Professor and Researcher, National Institute of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology, Cuba.
Received: August 24, 2020; Published: October 19, 2020




According to global HIV statistics, it reports that at the end of 2019, 1.7 million people contracted HIV infection, 3.8.0 million people were living with HIV worldwide and 36.2 million of them were adults, 1.8 million children up to the age of 14 and did not know they were living with HIV 7.1 million. Only 25.4 million people had access to treatment and around 5,500 young women between the age of 15 and 24 get HIV each week [1].

The UNAIDS Coordination Board approved, among others, at its 37th meeting, the UNAIDS Strategy for 2016 - 2021 to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 [2].

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Citation: Alba Cortes Alfaro and Damarys Chacón O’farrill. “Risk of HIV Infection in Adolescence”. EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports 3.10 (2020): 39-42.

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