Last month, in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, the second Latin American and Caribbean Forum took place. This second Forum served as a meeting place to discuss issues related to the combination prevention of HIV and the reduction of stigma and discrimination.
The Forum was sponsored by the Government of Brazil, the Group of Horizontal technical cooperation (HTCG); the PANCAP (Pan Caribbean Partnership on HIV/AIDS); AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), IAPC (International Association of Providers of AIDS Care), PEPFAR/USAID/CDC, networks of organized civil society, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, PAHO, UNAIDS, UNDP and UNICEF.
Also, the region pledged to reduce the number of new HIV infections, proposed by the Fast Track strategy of UNAIDS for 2020, as well as, to put an end to AIDS as a problem of public health by 2030.
The Forum was a complete success, more than 150 representatives of the programs of HIV/AIDS in the region attended, as well as networks and organizations of civil society, and key and most affected populations.
Finally, among the new goals, it was suggested to implement at a larger scale action of primary prevention, with interventions targeted to at-risk populations, in order to achieve a sustained and dramatic reduction in the number of new HIV infections per year. In order to achieve these goals, detailed in the annex, it will be necessary to reduce the number of new infections at least 75% for the year 2020, and a 90% reduction in 2030.