Where the world is uniting for the empowerment of young girls and women, there is one group in particular that is left out – women who use drugs (WUD). Sadly it is true that we are not recognized, heeded and meaningfully involved even in the broader women’s movement.
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.
More than 100 stakeholders from around the world met at UNAIDS headquarters to develop recommendations to help realize the 90–90–90 HIV treatment targets. The ambitious targets by 2020 are to ensure that 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy and 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression.