george nisyrios | UNAIDS Fast-Track Ending the AIDS Epidemic by 2030
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Sep 28 2015

UNAIDS Fast-Track Ending the AIDS Epidemic by 2030

UNAIDS Twitter has been hot in the last 24 hours following a special meeting in New York to discuss the UNAIDS Fast-Track report, one year on from it’s release.

UNAIDS released their Fast-Track report in November 2014.

The report outlined a set of targets to achieve by 2020 and by 2030.

By 2020

  • 90-90-90 (90% people with HIV diagnosed, 90% on treatment, 90% with undetectable viral load)
  • 500,000 new infections among adults
  • Zero discrimination

By 2030

  • 95-95-95
  • 200,000 new infections among adults
  • Zero discrimination

On 27 September 2015 leaders from around the world gathered in New York on the eve of the historic seventieth session of the United Nations General Assembly at a special meeting titled Action:Implementation.

The Fast Track goals were discussed one year on from their release.

The governments of Kenya and Malawi together with UNAIDS are leading an urgent call for new investment and improvements in health service delivery to put the world on course to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

UNAIDS also welcomed on 26 September 2015 new targets set by the United State President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), summarised here.

According to the Kirby Institute 2015 Surveillance Report, Australia’s figures compare well and approach the 90% targets set out by the UN.

In 2014, 41% of all adults with HIV were accessing antiretroviral therapy globally.

For the world to reach the 90-90-90 targets, I imagine massive funding and implementation will be required, to try and bring all countries and regions near to where a country like Australia sits.

Targets are important and they set a bench mark to aim for, especially if the HIV epidemic is to become controlled.

Let us hope that governments and NGO increase their commitment to achieving these goals locally and supporting others in their region to do the same.

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