New Report Shows Decline In New HIV Infections Across 28 Countries But Progress Needs To Accelerate To Meet Targets
UNAIDS: Pace of decline in new adult HIV infections remains short of ambition
“The co-conveners of the Global HIV Prevention Coalition, UNAIDS, and the United Nations Population Fund, have launched a new report on progress made in reducing new HIV infections across 28 countries that have been particularly affected by HIV. … The report, Implementation of the HIV prevention 2020 road map, shows that among the coalition countries new HIV infections among adults declined on average by 17% since 2010, slightly higher than the global decline of 13%, but far short of the 60% decline needed in 2018 to meet global HIV prevention targets. … To accelerate progress in stopping new HIV infections, momentum urgently needs to be stepped up by increasing investment, addressing HIV-related stigma and discrimination, addressing the legal, policy and structural barriers to HIV prevention, especially for adolescent girls and young women, key populations and their sexual partners, and taking measures to expand community-based responses…” (11/14).