IDA Foundation marks World AIDS Day
Tuesday, 1 December is World AIDS Day. Thirty years after the identification of the HIV virus, much progress has been made. New infections have fallen by 35% since 2000, and more than 16 million people are receiving treatment – 11 million of them in Africa. Now, the global AIDS community is calling for bold action to meet the goal of ending AIDS by 2030.
This year, the WHO and UNAIDS are promoting ambitious “fast track” targets for testing and treatment: 90% of those infected will know their status, 90% of those who are HIV+ will be on treatment, and 90% of people on treatment will have an undetectable viral load, making them far less likely to transmit HIV.
IDA has been a leader in the fight against HIV since the early 2000s. We are committed to achieving these global goals by ensuring continued access to HIV diagnostics, medications, and prevention materials. On this World AIDS Day, IDA Foundation is proud to join policy makers, patients, governments and activists in calling for an end to AIDS by 2030.