Each day, 273 children die of AIDS. Each week, more than 6000 young women under 25 years become infected with HIV.
Our generation has the ability to stop one of the largest epidemics in history in its tracks. The time to break down persistent barriers that hinder worldwide prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS is now.
The Kyanno foundation will support two institutions in their struggle.These foundations receive HIV-infected and HIV-affected children. Some of these children develop psychotic complaints during puberty. The intention is to offer this target group a home.....By assisting these institutions on a monthly basis, we want to make a contribution from the Kyanno Foundation so that these children get a real home, where they feel safely accepted and protected. Since it is often impossible to predict how long the children will have to live, the quality of life is more important than the length of life. HIV/AIDS is a sensitive topic in most countries. Infected children are often not or hardly accepted in society. How many children in the world have HIV? Worldwide, 2.8 million children are infected with HIV, of which only 53 percent have access to medication (HIV inhibitors). Every day about 880 children and young people become infected with HIV. Every day, some 310 children and young people die from AIDS-related causes. The HIV epidemic continues to have a disproportionate impact on children. Just under half of children under the age of 14 living with HIV are not treated. As a result, they are at high risk of dying from AIDS-related diseases. Without treatment, 50 percent of children who contract HIV die in utero or at birth before their second birthday. An end to AIDS by 2030 It has been agreed worldwide that AIDS must be eradicated by 2030. In the past forty years we have achieved a lot in the fight against HIV, but we still have a long way to go. Especially now that the world is under the spell of the corona pandemic. Now, more than ever, we must continue to invest in HIV programs for children and youth and support the scale-up of HIV prevention, treatment and care.
The very first World AIDS Day took place in 1988. Since then, every year on December 1, attention has been drawn to the disease AIDS, from which many people die unnecessarily.