The UN strategy is a global one that aims to have most people living with HIV diagnosed and on antiretroviral treatment by 2020, and to maintain suppression of the virus until 2030. If that happens, the number of new infections and transmissions globally would be so low that we could effectively say the epidemic had been eliminated. To meet the UN goal, the US would have to show that 73 per cent of people with HIV have their infection under control by 2020.

“Are we on track to achieve that target? As best I can tell it’s certainly possible,” says Jessica Justman at Columbia University.

Read the full article, “Trump wants to end HIV infections by 2030 – here’s how to do it,” on the New Scientist website (article currently behind paywall).


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