Ending AIDS: Progress Towards the 90-90-90 Targets

September 2017 - Reports, Guidelines, and Tools

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Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) (2017).

This report summarizes global progress toward reaching the "90-90-90" targets (90% of people know their HIV status, 90% of people with HIV initiated on treatment, and 90% of people achieving viral suppression by the end of 2020).

  • First 90: More than two-thirds of people globally know their HIV status. This has been the most challenging to advance, particularly among young men and boys.
  • Second 90: Of those who know their HIV status, 77 percent are accessing treatment. Universal treatment, same-day treatment initiation, and scale-up of community-based approaches are critical for further progress.
  • Third 90: Of those on treatment, 82 percent have suppressed viral loads. Achieving this goal requires advancing community strategies that improve retention and reduce lost to follow-up.

The report highlights the Sustainable East Africa Research in Community Health Project, which shows that 90-90-90 can be reached at the population level in Kenya and Uganda. It summarizes the status of 90-90-90 by region, and offers chapters on the state of the epidemic, midterm progress highlights, policies facilitating community-based treatments, strategies to address gaps in the care cascade, and case studies of cities that have made significant advancements toward achieving 90-90-90.  

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