UNAIDS reports that global 2020 targets will not be met, and COVID-19 could make things even worse
The latest report from UNAIDS shows that whilst remarkable progress has been made that progress has been highly unequal especially when it comes to access to HIV treatment. As a result of this the global targets set for 2020 will not be reached.
The report, Seizing the moment, also warns that gains we’ve already made could be lost and progress stalled if we continue to fail to act, and that the COVID-19 epidemic could see much of that progress undone.
14 countries have achieved the 90–90–90 HIV treatment targets. However, missed targets have resulted in 3.5 million more HIV infections.