World AIDS Day: Focus on adolescentsListen /
Ten years ago, health experts pledged to give people living with HIV in resource-poor countries greater access to life-saving anti-retroviral treatment by 2005.
At the time, only about 300,000 people worldwide, most of them in Brazil, had access to these medicines at a cost of about $10,000 a year per patient.
Although nearly 10 million people now receive anti retroviral treatment which suppresses the HIV virus, challenges remain in preventing infections in adolescents.
Dianne Penn reports.