Millennium Development Goals
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
Target 7. Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS
Each day, seven thousand young people contract HIV/AIDS. In Sub-Saharan Africa where the
spread of HIV is most severe, HIV infections are up to six times higher for young women than
men 16-24 years old.
HIV/AIDS affects not only the individual but the entire community. As more and more teachers die from HIV/AIDS, children are robbed of an education. Farmers dying of HIV/AIDS are unable to provide enough food for their families and communities.
Goal 6 (Target 7) aims to stop, and begin to finally reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015.
- Indicator 18: HIV prevalence among pregnant women aged 15-24 years
- Condom use rate of the contraceptive prevalence rate
- Condom use at last high-risk sex
- Percentage of population aged 15-24 years with comprehensive correct knowledge of HIV/AIDS
- Contraceptive prevalence rate
- Ratio of school attendance of orphans to school attendance of nonorphans aged 10-14 years
- United Nations Millennium Development Goals
- United Nations CyberSchoolBus
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
- United Nations Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
- World Health Organsation (WHO)