- Entire regions are not on track to reach targets contained in the United Nations General Assembly’s 2016 Political Declaration on Ending AIDS.
- The 2018 UNAIDS Communities at the Centre report shows that some gains continue to be made against HIV globally, however.
Why this matters
- Targets: by 2020, to diagnose 90% of all HIV-infected persons, provide antiretroviral therapy (ART) for 90% of those diagnosed, and achieve viral suppression for 90% of those treated.
- 7.4 million more people still need effective treatment.
- Global target of ART for 1.6 million children by 2018 has been missed.
- Harm reduction services are sufficient in only a handful of countries.
- Preexposure prophylaxis use globally is far short of target of 3 million people by 2020.
- Despite early successes in reducing infections among young women, key populations are at risk, representing more than 50% of new HIV infections.
- Eastern and Southern Africa have seen 44% mortality decrease, 2010-2018.
- Eastern Europe-Central Asia and Middle East-North Africa have seen 5% and 9% increases, respectively.
- 6 countries report hitting all 90-90-90 targets.