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  “The AIDS movement, led by people living with and affected by HIV, continues to inspire the world and offer a model for a people-centered, rights-based approach to global health and social transformation. And yet, today, amid a swirl of competing and complex global concerns, we confront a serious new obstacle: the oppressive weight of complacency. This is happening when we know that if we make the right decisions and the right investments now, the end of AIDS can be within our grasp. This moment is, however, fleeting. We have a fragile window of opportunity—measured in months—in which to scale up.”

In 2000, just 685 000 people living with HIV had access to antiretroviral therapy. By June 2017, around 20.9 million people had access to the life-saving medicines. However, 15.8 million people still need HIV Treatment based on the number of people living with HIV at the end of 2016.

 The world will never achieve the end of AIDS without bold actions to advance the human rights of the people left furthest behind. Stigma and discrimination based on health status, gender, sexual orientation, drug dependency, disability and migrant and refugee status, among others, prevent people from accessing life-saving HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services. Across the world, inequalities and injustice threaten sustainable development and perpetuate social exclusion.

Ending the Aids Epidemic by 2030: Fast Track Commitments


By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status.

By 2020, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy.

By 2020, 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression.

Progress Towards 90-90-90

70% [51–84%] of people living with HIV know their status

77% [57– >89%] of people living with HIV who know their status are on treatment

82% [60– >89%] of people on treatment are virally suppressed