Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizations—UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank—and works closely with global and national partners towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more at unaids.org and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.
UNAIDS Strategy 2016–2021
At its 37th meeting, the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board adopted a new strategy to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. The UNAIDS 2016–2021 Strategy is one of the first in the United Nations system to be aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals, which set the framework for global development policy over the next 15 years, including ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Download the UNAIDS 2016-2021 Strategy.
Fast Track Targets
Achieving the Fast-Track milestones by 2020 will put the world on a trajectory to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The gains will be massive. UNAIDS calculations show that reaching the 2020 milestones will produce multiple major benefits compared to maintaining the current approach.
WE CAN END THE AIDS EPIDEMIC
BY 2030 Impressive advances in science, accumulated implementation experience, political commitments, community activism, human rights advances, global solidarity and attendant resources have offered us an historic opportunity to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030.
The Fast-Track approach will get us to zero The Fast-Track approach is an agenda for quickening the pace of implementation, focus and change at the global, regional, country, province, district and city levels. It involves setting ambitious targets and accelerating the delivery of high-impact HIV prevention and treatment services. It means using innovation to expand services, to better address people’s needs and perspectives and focus on the locations and populations with the highest HIV burden. It addresses social and legal barriers and advances human rights and gender equality.
Fast-Track drives the 90–90–90 targets: that by 2020, 90% of people living with HIV know their HIV status, 90% of people who know their status are receiving treatment and 90% of people on HIV treatment have a suppressed viral load so their immune system remains strong and the likelihood of their infection being passed on is greatly reduced. Fast-Track also includes ambitious targets for HIV prevention and zero discrimination. This includes major reductions in new HIV infections, particularly among the populations most affected, and the elimination of discriminatory laws and practices in health care settings.
By implementing focused, high-impact prevention; accelerated HIV testing; treatment and retention in care; anti-discrimination programmes; and an unwavering commitment to respect, protect and promote human rights and gender equality, the number of adults acquiring HIV infection can be reduced from 2.1 million in 2010 to fewer than 500 000 in 2020 and fewer than 200 000 in 2030. This would mark the end of the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat