The 90-90-90 solution to AIDS pandemic
The AIDS world is dealing with something unprecedented: good news.
Bear in mind that good is a relative term, especially when dealing with the worst pandemic in human history. But the data are still noteworthy:
- There were 1.5 million AIDS deaths last year, down from 2.4 million a decade ago.
- There were 2.1 million new infections, down from a peak of 3.4 million.
- The number of people living with HIV has held steady at 35 million.
With the numbers heading in the right direction, scientists and activists alike are hoping to accelerate the trend and write the final chapter of the AIDS pandemic.
Andre Picard reports