Current estimates indicate that there are 36.7 million people globally living with HIV. In 2015, an estimated 101,200 of these people were living in the UK. This book explores current statistics, treatments and medical advances. It looks at the 90-90-90 target set by UNAIDS, which countries look set to achieve this goal and which are struggling. It also considers the ways in which young people are affected by AIDS and HIV and examines the stigma and discrimination that people who are HIV positive continue to face.
The information inside comes from a variety of sources, including newspapers, magazines, government reports and charity groups; providing different perspectives on challenging topics. At the end of the book is a selection of activities that will encourage interaction, literacy, critical thinking and independent research. Content is accessible and engaging, tailored primarily towards the 14 to 18 age group.