Services have not been targeted at them," Wing Sie explained.
"Young people are more vulnerable to acquiring HIV, yet, they have a weak voice and much less bargaining power.""Young people do not have enough information to make safe choices," Perera said.
In fact, the United Nations estimates that there were 50,000 new infections among 10- to 19-year-olds in 2014 alone.
And the report found that adolescents were more likely to avoid treatment even after a positive diagnosis.
Some of those qualities might be age or attractiveness – and some are financial.” Indeed, just go on popular dating sites such as Match.com, and one of the criteria for winnowing down potential matches is annual income.
You can look for someone who makes ,000 a year, or ,000, or 0,000. Well, in one study published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, which crunched data from a popular Chinese online-dating website, male profiles with the highest income levels got 10 times more visits than the lowest.
The increased availability of mobile apps has fuelled the rise [in] infections." Rising fatalities among the young Official figures suggest that there are now around 220,000 adolescents living with HIV in the region.
But a lack of data means that the true figure is likely to be much higher.