Rate of new HIV infections among children drops

  • The United Nations latest report on global cases of HIV/Aids indicates a further drop in new infections among children.

    There were 330,000 new infections in children last year, 24 percent lower than in 2009.

    However, the report by UNAids also warns "significant additional effort is required" if targets to tackle HIV/Aids are to be achieved by 2015.

    An estimated 34 million people around the world are believed to have the virus that causes Aids.

    The number of new infections in adults has remained stable for the past four years at around 2.5 million new cases a year.