Facebook TwitterEmail Data & Trends HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is one of the world’s most serious health and development challenges. The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic According to UNAIDS : There were approximately 36.7 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS at the end of 2016. Of these, 2.1 million were children (<15 years old). An estimated 1.8 million individuals worldwide became newly infected with HIV in 2016 – about 5,000 new infections per day. This includes 160,000 children (<15 years). Most of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa and were infected by their HIV-positive mothers during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. Currently…Advocacy, News and tagged Boy Abunda, Children, Global Health, HIV_AIDS, Mothers on .