Half a million children a year die of AIDS through lack of drugsBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7552.1234-a (Published 25 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1234
- Michael Day
Over half a million children die from AIDS each year for want of drugs that cost as little as 2p a day, leading campaign groups have said.
Almost two and a half million children worldwide are infected with HIV, but over 95% of them are not treated for their condition and most will die before their fifth birthday, says the Global Movement for Children.
“The lack of treatment amounts to a death sentence for millions of children,” said Dean Hirsch, chairman of this coalition of non-governmental organisations, which includes Oxfam and Unicef.
Mr Hirsch, …