World AIDS Day 2017
Delivering HIV point of care solutions to accelerate the Fast Track City initiatives globally to achieve 90-90-90
The UNAIDS 90-90-90 global goals have been designed to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.1 As a global community we need to ‘fast-track’ high impact solutions that ensure we meet these ambitious goals. Innovations in HIV point of care testing now mean countries can achieve these targets. By bringing HIV POC solutions to the most decentralized healthcare settings, HIV patients have unprecedented access to testing, management, treatment and care – providing healthcare professionals with the tools they need to diagnose, treat, and end AIDS.
Fast track initiatives are paying off in the fight to end AIDS.
The UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets are central to ending the AIDS epidemic. These goals include 90% of people living with HIV knowing their status, of which 90% will be accessing treatment, and 90% of those on treatment will have an undetectable viral load.
Cities and urban areas are particularly affected by HIV, with the 200 cities most affected by the epidemic estimated to account for more than a quarter of the 36 million people living with HIV around the world4. In many countries, cities are home to more than half of all people living with HIV. In sub-Saharan Africa, 45% of people living with HIV reside in cities. In 2014, UNAIDS, the City of Paris, the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) and UN-Habitat jointly launched the Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities Ending the AIDS Epidemic. Since then, more than 200 cities and municipalities around the world have committed to accelerate, focus and scale up their AIDS responses.4 Cities are taking the lead in scaling up proven, high-impact HIV services and strategies, expanding testing, treatment and prevention for HIV and supporting and addressing the basic needs of key and vulnerable populations.
Taking the fight against HIV to the next level.
Cities from across the world are making considerable progress: Amsterdam, Paris, London, and New York are close to reaching the 90-90-90 treatment target.3 Even though advances are being made, a central pillar of 90-90-90 is no individual is left behind, so much more remains to be done particularly amongst key and vulnerable populations.
To reach the 90-90-90 targets, gaps across the HIV care cascade must be aggressively addressed, cities must also continue to deliver high impact HIV services and strategies, continue to scale up their responses and ensure that all communities have the right to health.
Lending a hand to reach UNAIDS 90-90-90 Goals
Proven solutions now exist to accelerate and end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. High Impact HIV point of care solutions can prevent mother to child to transmission, enable ‘at birth’ testing of new borns exposed to HIV, early case finding and management of HIV patients on treatment. Our HIV innovations provide clinician’s actionable results that change the way people interact with healthcare services. They allow the extension of the reach of healthcare to the most vulnerable communities in the world so everyone has access to health.
Our HIV Diagnostic solutions enable lifesaving decisions to be made that have a powerful impact on people, society and save more lives. Find out more about our HIV Diagnostics solutions below or access our Solutions page.