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Aids-free generation long goal for Asia-Pacific

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Much more effort will be needed by countries in Asia and the Pacific if they seriously aim to achieve an Aids-free generation in the region, according to the United Nation's Children's Fund. 

People are encouraged to use condoms to ensure safe sex and reduce the risk of HIV infection. (Bangkok Post file photo)

Of the 350,000 people newly infected with HIV in Asia-Pacific in 2012, some 22,900 were children under 14 years of age and an estimated 58,000 (17%) were in the 10 to 19 years age bracket, according to new figures released Tuesday by Unicef.

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