Rwanda On Track To Achieve HIV Epidemic Control, Survey Shows

New Times: Survey: Rwanda on track to achieve HIV epidemic control
“New data released Wednesday demonstrates Rwanda’s remarkable progress toward achieving HIV epidemic control — particularly in attaining high levels of linkage to treatment and viral load suppression among people living with HIV. Results from the Rwanda Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (RPHIA) show that 76 percent of all HIV-positive adults, including almost 80 percent of HIV-positive women, have achieved viral load suppression, a widely used measure of effective HIV treatment in a population. … ‘Rwanda has made tremendous progress by reaching or exceeding the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets particularly among women and, nationally, by attaining 84-98-90 among adults,’ reads a related press release. The survey is a joint effort by the Government of Rwanda, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ICAP at Columbia University…” (Karuhanga, 9/26).

New Times: How Rwanda has managed to keep HIV/AIDS in check
“Five things, including the power of good leadership, are behind Rwanda’s remarkable progress toward achieving HIV epidemic control, particularly in attaining high levels of linkage to treatment and viral load suppression among people living with HIV. Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana, the director general of [the] Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), noted this as he explained the new data released Wednesday, during an interview with the New Times on Thursday…” (Karuhanga, 9/27).