New goals set for increased HIV/AIDS diagnosis, treatment by 2020

Fauci AS
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In a commentary published in JAMA, leaders of the global AIDS community called for increased efforts to contain the disease by 2020.

“Today, an estimated 13.6 million people worldwide are receiving ART, 700,000 having initiated therapy over the past year alone — remarkable progress by any measure,” wrote Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Hilary D. Marston, MD, MPH, also of NIAID. “Although much remains to be done to achieve universal global access to ART for all people with HIV, the global AIDS community has set its sights on new, even more ambitious goals.”

To do so will require not only an emphasis on broader programs, they wrote, but also more focused efforts. Among these are strategies that target groups greatly affected by the disease such as black men who have sex with men.

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