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 and connect with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram 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.


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

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Agency News

  • More than 150 doctors, child psychologists and social workers from 5 countries of the region improved their capacity to provide assistance and support to children and teenagers with HIV

    The international scientific and practical workshop for pediatricians, social workers and psychologists of AIDS centers on the issues of treatment, care and support to children with HIV finished its work today. The event was supported by the Ministry of Healthcare of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republican AIDS Center, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

  • World Aids Day: Right to Health

    Quiz Night intellectual game took place in Bishkek on November 29, 2017 under the World AIDS Day campaign focused on the right to health The game was organized and conducted by the Country Office of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in cooperation with the Institute of Media Policy.

  • Multidisciplinary Approach to HIV Prevention is an Effective Way to Achieve the Global Target ‘90-90-90’.

    A working meeting of multidisciplinary teams (MDT) took place on November 22 – 24 at family medicine centers of Osh, Batken, Jalal-Abad, Chui and Issyk-Kul oblasts. 80 people participated at this meeting, including FMC directors, physicians-in-chief, infectious disease doctors, nurses, peer consultants, international partners and representatives of non-for-profit organizations.

  • New challenges, what is ahead?

    In September 18 - 19, 2017 Bishkek for the first time during a long period hosted the national high - level conference “New Challenges of HIV and TB”. The main message of this event was to draw the attention of politicians and decision - makers to the problems of HIV and tuberculosis infection in the country and the region in order to strengthen interaction and implement innovative approaches in the HIV and TB prevention pro-grams.

  • Goodwill Ambassador Vera Brezhneva and local stars are supporting people living with HIV in Kyrgyzstan

    On May 16, 2017 in Bishkek, a press conference will be taking place with the participation of the Goodwill Ambassador of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, a singer, actress and TV presenter Vera Brezhneva.

  • Legal aid to all

    “Araket plus” Public Foundation jointly with the “Precedent” law company provide consultations on the delivery of comprehensive social and legal services for people living with HIV and their family members to the representatives of state and local authorities, social protection bodies, the officials from the Ministry of education and science and the law-enforcement bodies.

  • A study in the area of HIV in the Kyrgyz Republic

    UNAIDS CO in Kyrgyzstan present a study in the area of HIV conducted in 2014-2015 years: “A study in the area of HIV in the Kyrgyz Republic” corresponds evaluation of the State programme on Stabilization of HIV epidemic in the Kyrgyz Republic for 2012-2016 as well as includes Continuum of HIV care on access to diagnoses, treatment and support for PWID/PLHIV. Moreover, the report contains recommendations for design concept and new strategy for period up to 2030.

  • Towards sustainability and institutionalization

    February 15-17, 2017, seminar-training for members of multidisciplinary teams on strategic planning was convened.

  • A report on the results of optimizing Investments in Kyrgyz Republic’s HIV Response

    UNAIDS CO is present a report on the results of optimizing Investments in Kyrgyz Republic’s HIV Response. This work is a product of the staff of The World Bank with external contributions. Note that The World Bank does not necessarily own each component of the content included in this work.

  • A new state new program to overcome HIV-infection for 2017-2018 has been discussed

    27 January Bishkek was held a round table to discuss the draft of the new State program to overcome HIV-infection for 2017-2018 was convened. The main issue discussed during the meeting was transition to domestic funding of HIV prevention programmes.

  • Kyrgyzstan commemorates World Aids Day

  • Message on World AIDS Day 1 December 2016

    Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride but we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

  • UNAIDS Executive Director delivers his World Aids Day 2016 message

    Today, we commemorate World AIDS Day—we stand in solidarity with the 78 million people who have become infected with HIV and remember the 35 million who have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the first cases of HIV were reported.The world has committed to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. We are seeing that countries are getting on the Fast-Track—more than 18 million people are on life-saving HIV treatment and country.

  • HIV prevention among key populations

    Since 2010, the annual global number of new HIV infections among adults (15 years and older) has remained static, at an estimated 1.9 million. Members of key populations, including sex workers, people who inject drugs, transgender people, prisoners and gay men and other men who have sex with men, and their sexual partners accounted for 45% of all new HIV infections in 2015.

  • UNESCO IITE and UNAIDS present a video lesson on HIV with Vera Brezhneva

    Many schools all over the world mark the 1st of December, the World AIDS Day, by organizing lessons or other special events to discuss with learners issues related to HIV prevention, treatment and care. To help teachers deliver HIV education, UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE UNESCO) and UNAIDS Regional Support Group for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) have prepared a video lesson on HIV with participation of Vera Brezhneva, UNAIDS goodwill ambassador.

  • HIV: How to protect yourself

    According to UNAIDS, Kyrgyzstan remains a country with relatively low HIV prevalence. As of August 2016, there have been registered 6730 cases of HIVsince 1987.

  • UNAIDS country manager Sarybaeva Meerim visited multidisciplinary teams

    During her visits to MDTs Sarybaeva Meerim met with members of the teams, conducted interviews with clients and the management of the family medicine centers. Country Manager presented the administration of medical institutions the new approach of UNAIDS to expand the coverage of HIV testing, so that by 2020 90% of people living with HIV are aware of their status.

  • World AIDS Day 2016

    Countdown to 1 December 2016. Week 9: condoms In the lead-up to World AIDS Day 2016, the hands up for #HIVprevention campaign will explore different aspects of HIV prevention and how they relate to specific groups of people, such as adolescent girls and young women, key populations and people living with HIV.

  • Key areas of the new State program to stabilize the HIV infection in the Kyrgyz Republic were identified

    September 22-23 in Bishkek, the enlarged session of the Working Group was held on the drafting of a new State program to stabilize the HIV in Kyrgyz Republic for 2017-2020.

  • Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS: On the Fast-Track to Accelerate the Fight against HIV and to End the AIDS Epidemic by 2030

    Political declaration on HIV and aids: on the fast-track to accelerate the fight against HIV and to end the aids epidemic by 2030