Progress Made, Prevention Key To Reaching 2030 Targets To End AIDS, U.N. SG Says In General Assembly

U.N. News: Prevention is key to ‘breaking the cycle of HIV transmission,’ U.N. chief tells General Assembly
“This year’s United Nations annual debate over how best to battle HIV and AIDS heard that while progress had been made, it remains ‘uneven and fragile’ with many hurdles still to come. ‘The world is making good progress towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030,’ United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the General Assembly on Tuesday, citing the need for more accessible HIV testing, treatment, and antiretroviral therapy…” (6/12).

Xinhua News: Strong progress made in ending AIDS by 2030: UNAIDS
“…There are gains across most of the 10 commitments made in the 2016 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS: On the Fast-Track to Accelerating the Fight against HIV and to Ending the AIDS Epidemic by 2030, Michel Sidibé, executive director for UNAIDS, said. … [B]ut the full achievement of the [90-90-90 treatment] targets by 2020 requires the expansion of community-led, people-centered approaches to HIV testing, immediate linkage to and retention in care, and adherence to treatment. … Global investment is also insufficient, nearly seven billion U.S. dollars short of the commitment made in the 2016 Political Declaration…” (6/13).

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