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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2955

More needs to be done along with 90-90-90, to end AIDS!

By Manjari Peiris

A webinar was organized by the Citizens News Service (CNS) to raise awareness to eliminate transmission of HIV and promote healthy and productive normal life spans for all people living with HIV revealed that 193 governments have committed to end AIDS by 2030 (Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs).

The UNAIDS targets of achieving 90-90-90 are not only critical, but central to meet these goals. However, no less emphasis should be given to ensure that while we progress towards and beyond 90-90-90. It was emphasized that the need of utilizing every scientific, evidence-based prevention option to enable achieving decline of infection rates steeply to hit zero as early as possible.

Dr. Ishwar Gilada, President of AIDS Society of India who is also on the Governing Council of International AIDS Society. He is among the first doctors who began HIV care when first case was diagnosed in India.

Dr. Gilada stated that prevention is the Only treatment available for AIDS and 90 percent of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90 percent of all people diagnosed with HIV will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy and it is 90 percent of people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have durable suppression.

The components of National AIDS Control programme are to prevent, to test and to treat. India adopted WHO’s Test & Treat strategy on 28 April 2017. The HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014 was passed in the Parliament and thus HIV/AIDS Act 2017 came in to force.

The goals and targets of NACP is to end the epidemic of AIDS (SDG Goal) by 2030, achieve treatment targets of 95-95-95 by 2024 and achieve treatment targets of 90-90-90; reduce new infections by 75 percent (baseline 2010); eliminate HIV-related stigma and discrimination and eliminate Mother to Child Transmission of HIV & Syphilis, by 2020.

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 Dr. Ishwar Gilada - President of AIDS Society of India
More needs to be done along with 90-90-90, to end AIDS!
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