UNAIDS has organized a process of updating and extension of its current strategy 2011-2015 for the period 2016-2021. This process includes face-to-face meetings, both regionally and globally, as well as virtual meetings (Webex) to facilitate a dialogue at the regional, subregional and national level in all countries. In addition, UNAIDS has also organized a regional webcast in order to open a discussion at a high-level meeting on issues that inform the strategy.
UNAIDS seeks to facilitate the incorporation to the discussion on the UNAIDS strategy 2016-2021 to the different regional actors; as well as incorporate the topics of relevance to the discussion on the questions that inform the strategy update.
The parameters of the update of the strategy include the extension of the current strategy, which seeks to maintain the goal of the three zeros: zero new HIV infections, zero deaths associated with HIV and zero discrimination. As well as to update and include the geopolitical context, the urgent need for the implementation of the strategy of the fast-track 90-90-90 of 2020, which aims that 90% of people with HIV know their HIV status, 90% of people who know their status begin HIV treatment, and suppress the viral load of 90% of people in treatment. Similarly, seeks to update the regional focus on priorities and factors that can change the rules of the game.
It is noted that this strategy will be developed in parallel with the UBRAF (Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework) and will take place in a period from January to October 2015.
By updating and developing this strategy it is expected to expand access to antiretroviral treatment, empower communities in the use of the condom as a HIV prevention method and other sexually transmitted infections, increase and coordinate national budgets for HIV and the creation of community systems, among others.
In summary, the updating of the strategy aims to strengthen the political commitment of States, as well as to ensure respect for human rights, not just people with HIV, but the community in general. Similarly, it seeks to increase prevention within key populations and achieve greater resources for civil society.