And the famous 90 – 90 – 90 continues…

  • February 28, 2015
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90-90-90From 10 to 11 February in Switzerland, UNAIDS, along with the CDC and the Duchy of Luxembourg organized the global consultation on key populations and targets 90 – 90 – 90.

The global consultation was intended to identify action steps to ensure that key populations reach the 90 – 90 – 90 targets. There were participants from all parts of the world and a group of representatives of networks of Latin America and the Caribbean were invited.

It took enough time listening to individuals of specific populations such as people with HIV, men who have sex with men, sex workers, among others. The problem of stigma and discrimination hasn’t been solved so far, and because of that people prefer not to approach to health services. Among the positive aspects is that consultation brings with it the support in the response of the Government of Luxembourg, so we have the expectation of moving quickly toward new goals.

“The most positive of the meeting was that it enabled organizations that we represent to show our points of view regarding the strengths and concerns of how to achieve these goals without violating the human rights”, said Sergio Montealegre, who attended on behalf of REDCA+.

On the other hand, Alma de León, representative of ITPC – LATCA, wrote the following: “Not having a model for prevention, attention, care and differentiated support for each population is perhaps one of the main obstacles”.

The representative of the ITPC also mentioned that the topic of monopolies was introduced in the pharmaceutical industry, which results in exorbitant prices that consume the budget of many still-developing countries, and does not allow the optimization of resources. The leadership of UNAIDS should be highlighted in regard of the promotion of these spaces for reflection and ensuring some degree of representation of the regions. However, these are still ambitious and little concrete exercises.

Finally, it should be noted that the strategy known as fast-track was recently approved and presented in Geneva, and it is divided into two levels of objectives or goals:

  • For the year 2020 is expected that 90% of people with HIV are aware of their HIV status, and 90% of them will be in HIV treatment. Also, it is expected that 90% of people exposed to the treatment of HIV show viral suppression. In addition, no more than 500,000 new infections among adults. Finally, zero discrimination is expected.
  • For the year 2030 is expected that 95% of people with HIV are aware of their HIV status, and 95% of them will be in HIV treatment. Also, is expected that 95% of people exposed to the treatment of HIV show viral suppression. In addition, no more than 200,000 new infections among adults. Finally, zero discrimination is expected.

Source: http://www.corresponsalesclave.org/2015/02/consulta-global-sobre-metas-y-poblaciones-clave.html