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

Anneke Grobler, Cherie Cawood, David Khanyile, Adrian Puren, Ayesha B M Kharsany

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.

August 8, 2017
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UNAIDS targets, 90-90-90 targets, HIV Incidence Provincial Surveillance System (HIPSS), South Africa, high-burden settings, awareness campaigns, HIV testing, HIV counseling and testing (HCT), adherence counseling