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A bold new framework, part of the ‘Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free’ initiative, was launched at AIDS 2016 with the aim of ending AIDS among children, adolescents and young women by 2020.
The 90-90-90 Fast-Track targets is a hot-topic at this week’s 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa (AIDS 2016). Progress towards the targets, which call for 90% of people living with HIV to know their status, 90% on HIV treatment, and 90% virally suppressed, is acheivable but success is not uniform.
UNAIDS has raised the alarm on new HIV infections among adults and the need to step up prevention efforts with 1.9 million adults becoming infected with HIV globally each year since 2010.
Only one in six of the 29 million people who are dependent on drugs are accessing the vital treatment and support services they need, according to new data released by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).