Why is this a story?
The charity says the majority of young people still lack information about how to prevent HIV infection and is calling for urgent action.
The report marks the launch of Unicef UK’s ‘We want to live free from HIV campaign’, which aims to raise £2m and remind governments of the importance of effective HIV prevention.
What is the key message?
‘More attention has to be given to preventing the spread of HIV by working alongside young people to make sure prevention work delivered is youth friendly,’ said Unicef UK deputy executive director Anita Tiessen.
The Metro splashed with the headline: ‘Britain is HIV King of Europe'. The story was also picked up by Radio 5 Live and The Times 2.
The story was supported by Unicef's in-house team and has been led by media officer Jo Fletcher. A release was sent out to health correspondents on national and regional print titles and to the broadcast media.