By Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) 2017
As the world approaches the midway point between the 2014 launch of the 90–90–90 targets and their December 2020 deadline, UNAIDS has reviewed the progress made. This has been done with the support of national AIDS programmes, which report data annually to the United Nations and the guidance of national programme managers, researchers and other experts within the UNAIDS Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) on 90–90–90.
The latest epidemiological estimates and programme data from 168 countries in all regions reveal progress and gaps across the HIV testing and treatment cascade. Changes in HIV policy since 2014 were also reported by countries, as were the development and roll-out of innovations in technology and service delivery. Consistent with the commitment to leave no one behind in Transforming our world: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, UNAIDS and its partners reviewed and synthesized country data and studies that revealed the particular challenges and strategies for securing the full preventive and therapeutic benefits of antiretroviral therapy among children, young people, women, men and key populations at higher risk of HIV acquisition.