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World AIDS Day

1 December 2006

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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

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