Of the 30 million people alive today with HIV infection or AIDS, at least a third are young people aged 10-24. Overall, young people account for at least 50% of all those who become infected after infancy; in some countries the figure exceeds 60%. But population percentages tell only part of the story. This year's World AIDS Day observance invites all of us to become a force for change.
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