Aug 18, 2014 9:04 PM GMT
20th International AIDS Conference Opening Session, Melbourne, Australia July 20 2014
THE LAST CLIMB: ENDING AIDS, LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND
"..... 90% of people tested, 90% of people living with HIV on treatment and 90% of people on treatment with suppressed viral
90–90–90 is not just a numeric target. It is a moral and economic imperative. It will keep people living with HIV alive and healthy, protect future generations from infection, provide economic value over the long term and drive the AIDS epidemic into history.
Our return on investment will be measured in millions of lives saved.
We need to use every tool we have to encourage voluntary testing and retesting for everyone. This means investing more in communities and building strong, accountable, community-based treatment literacy and adherence programmes.
Today, an undetectable viral load is the closest we have to a cure."
Julio Montaner, MD, FRCPC, FCCP
Clinical Director, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia