Cure for HIV and AIDS is not an easy thing to find and it won’t be out in a single day. The process is complicated that the epidemic has to be ended step by step with proper planning at each stage. World AIDS Day was celebrated on December 1 and everyone vowed to work to stop the horrible disease that takes so many lives every year.
want to take a moment to honour World AIDS Day. I’m so thankful for the work of all those before me, and proud of my young queer fam for changing how we talk and think about those living with HIV/AIDS.
— troye (@troyesivan) December 1, 2019
There is constant progress made in the field of curing HIV/AIDS, the mortality rate has decreased due to antiretroviral medicines, but it is a temporary solution and not a permanent cure. It is why the United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has come with a new plan to end the HIV epidemic.
90-90-90 Target of United Nations to Stop HIV/AIDS
UNAIDS has established the 90-90-90 target for 2020 where the goal is to have 90 percent of infected individuals diagnosed, 90 percent of diagnosed individuals treated, and 90 percent of the treated to achieve viral suppression. Further, they have the 95-95-95 target for 2030 and end the epidemic completely in a few more years.
#PrEP is a highly effective way of preventing HIV infection but too few people have access to it. Activists and community-led organizations around the world are working tirelessly to change that.
— UNAIDS (@UNAIDS) December 1, 2019
As of 2018, the United States has achieved ’79-78-86′ target which can be still called good progress. But there are some countries in the world where the rate is less than 50 percent and HIV/AIDS can never be cured until it is eliminated from the entire world.
Collective Efforts to Stop HIV Worldwide
The solution to the problem can only be found out at a global level where the treatment and diagnosis are available to every individual at a minimal cost. UNAIDS is working hard to support the resource-limited countries for providing affordable HIV testing and treatment programs.
With collective efforts, we have eradicated smallpox and the day is not far when the HIV/AIDS epidemic is also ended. There will be a time in the future when world AIDS day will be not be celebrated to fight the disease, but to celebrate that we have ended the epidemic.