AIDS 2014: Julio Montaner on the proposed 90-90-90 strategy to help end HIV
IFARA spoke with Julio Montaner, M.D., the director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, about HIV treatment advocacy and the proposed 90-90-90 HIV strategy. Now that the 15 by 2015 campaign's health care targets are almost upon us, advocates have proposed that the United Nations adopt new goals: By 2020, 90% of HIV-affected people globally should have been tested, 90% of those infected should be receiving the best possible, sustained treatment, and 90% of those on treatment should be long-term virally suppressed. These targets are achievable and have already been endorsed by the ministers of health of South Africa and Brazil, two very populous countries highly affected by the HIV epidemic, Montaner stated.
Barbara Jungwirth reports
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