The Global Response to HIV: 90-90-90 by 2020 – what does it mean? | Panel Discussion at The Science Gallery Dublin

Thursday 30 May.

Living with HIV is the first in a five part Living with… series created in partnership with ICON. This panel discussion, moderated by broadcaster Ciara Kelly will examine the varied experiences of patients, clinicians, and researchers who are all challenging the perception of what it means to live beyond a diagnoses and thrive with a chronic health condition.

THE GLOBAL RESPONSE TO HIV: 90-90-90 by 2020 – what does it mean and will we make it?
In 2013, UNAIDS set the ambitious target of 90-90-90 by 2020.

By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status
By 2020, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy
By 2020, 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression

While predominantly a treatment target, this is underpinned by the other elements of an appropriate and sustainable response, i.e. the need to scale-up other core prevention strategies such as elimination of mother-to-child transmission, pre exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), condom programming, voluntary medical male circumcision in priority countries, harm reduction services for people who inject drugs, and focused prevention programmes for other key populations. Concerted efforts will also be needed to eliminate the stigma, discrimination and social exclusion.

Panel:

  • Thomas Strong, Member of Act UP and lecturer in anthropology at Maynooth University
  • Adam Shanley, MSM Programme Manager with HIV Ireland
  • Caroline Forkin, Senior Director of Medical Affairs in ICON
  • Ciara Kelly, Broadcaster and Panel Moderator

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