Progress of UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets in a district in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, with high HIV burden, in the HIPSS study: a household-based complex multilevel community survey

Post date: August 2017

With the goal of eliminating new HIV infections, UNAIDS set the ambitious 90-90-90 targets to be achieved by 2020. We assessed whether these targets are being met among participants of the HIV Incidence Provincial Surveillance System (HIPSS) in a high-burden district of South Africa.

Unfortunately, the study found that none of the 90-90-90 targets had been met in the study population. This reveals that major campaigns are needed to increase HIV testing, especially among men, and to ensure all HIV-positive patients are taking ART.