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The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) – “90-90-90 goals”

Created in 1996, “UNAIDS serves as the leading advocate for global action against HIV/AIDS. Its mission is to guide, strengthen and support worldwide efforts to turn the tide against the epidemic. Such efforts are aimed at:

  • preventing the spread of HIV;
  • providing care and support for those infected and affected by the disease;
  • reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS; and
  • easing the socioeconomic and human impact of the epidemic.” – United Nations Special Session on HIV/AIDS

“The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has set ambitious “90-90-90 goals” that, by 2020:

  • 90% of people living with HIV will know their HIV status
  • 90% of people living with HIV will be receiving sustained antiviral treatment
  • 90% of people on treatment will have their HIV viral load suppressed

“By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status. By 2020, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy. By 2020, 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression.” – UN 2014

“[Ending the AIDS epidemic] represents a momentous opportunity to lay the foundation for a healthier, more just and equitable world for future generations. Ending the AIDS epidemic will inspire broader global health and development efforts, demonstrating what can be achieved through global solidarity, evidence-based action and multisectoral partnerships. Although many strategies will be needed to close the book on the AIDS epidemic, one thing is certain. It will be impossible to end the epidemic without bringing HIV treatment to all who need it” – UNAIDS 2014

“When this three-part target is achieved, at least 73% of all people living with HIV worldwide will be virally suppressed” – UNAIDS 2014

“The only way to achieve this ambitious target is through approaches grounded in principles of human rights, mutual respect and inclusion.” UNAIDS 2014

“To put in place a comprehensive response to end the epidemic, concerted efforts will be needed to eliminate stigma, discrimination and social exclusion.” – UNAIDS 2014

“Ending AIDS will require uninterrupted access to lifelong treatment for tens of millions of people, necessitating strong, flexible health and community systems, protection and promotion of human rights, and self-replenishing financing mechanisms capable of supporting treatment programmes across the lifespan of people living with HIV.” – UNAIDS 2014