On World AIDS Day: More pregnant women and children must get treatment, says UNICEF.

Every day around 1,000 children are newly infected with HIV, mainly during pregnancy, birth or breastfeeding. Without help most will die by their second birthday.

On World AIDS Day: More pregnant women and children must get treatment, says UNICEF.

This short animation outlines how we can achieve an AIDS-free generation – by preventing new infections from mother to baby and by educating young people.

New HIV infections in children are down, but reaching the goal of an AIDS-free generation requires treating more pregnant women and children living with HIV, UNICEF said today.

Thanks to remarkable global commitment, the world has seen a 24 per cent reduction in new HIV infections in children – from 430,000 in 2009 to 330,000 in 2011.

And, as of December 2011, over 100,000 more children were receiving antiretroviral treatment compared to 2010.