General Information

The 90-90-90 targets set by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in 2014 call for 90% of people living with HIV (PLHIV) knowing their status, 90% of PLHIV who know their status on antiretroviral therapy (ART), and 90% of PLHIV on ART achieving viral suppression. Fully achieving the 90-90-90 targets translates into 90% of all PLHIV knowing their status, 81% of all PLHIV who know their status on ART, and 73% of all PLHIV on ART being virally suppressed.

According to UNAIDS, there has been substantial global progress made towards since 2014 in attaining the 90-90-90 targets. More than two thirds of all PLHIV globally knew their HIV status at the end of 2016. Among those who knew their HIV status, 77% were accessing ART, and 82% of PLHIV on ART had suppressed viral loads.

Source: UNAIDS, 2016

UNAIDS further announced on World AIDS Day 2017 that, as of June 2017, more than half of all PLHIV, 20.9 million, were accessing ART. This global ART scale-up is the main contributor to a 48% decline in AIDS-related deaths, from a peak of 1.9 million in 2005 to 1.0 million in 2016. However, 15.8 million PLHIV still need HIV treatment and, because most belong to stigmatized and vulnerable populations, they are at risk of being left behind. Stronger, smarter, more comprehensive action is thus needed now through 2020 to accelerate progress towards attaining each of the three 90 targets and to address gaps and shortcomings that jeopardize the potential to reach the targets in all settings and for all populations.

Global efforts to strengthen HIV prevention and ART program are also reducing the transmission of HIV. Since 2010, the annual number of new HIV infections (all ages) has declined by 16% to 1.8 million. The pace of decline in new HIV infections, however, is far too slow to reach the Fast-Track Target agreed upon by the United Nations General Assembly in 2016: fewer than 500,000 new infections per year by 2020. The need to curb both AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections thus requires the world to connect the dots between the 90-90-90 targets, HIV epidemic control, and ending AIDS as a public health threat.


July 21-22, 2018

RAI Amsterdam Convention Center, Europaplein 2-22, 1078 GZ, Amsterdam

The International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) and UNAIDS, in partnership with the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), and the International AIDS Society (IAS), are hosting the 2018 90-90-90 Targets Workshop at a critical juncture in the global AIDS response and two years before the 2020 deadline for attaining the targets.

Following are workshop presentations. The workshop organizers request that any use of these presentations should include citations to both their presenting authors and relevant conference information (e.g., 2018 90-90-90 Targets Workshop, July 21-22, 2018, Amsterdam).

DISCLOSURE: The 2018 90-90-90 Targets Workshop is supported through grants from Gilead Sciences and Merck & Co., corporate sponsorship from ViiV Healthcare, and institutional support from IAPAC and UNAIDS.


SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018           


Welcome Remarks

Jose M. Zuniga, and Linda-Gail Bekker


90-90-90 Progress Report

Moderator: Marc Angel

On Track? – Global and Regional Progress towards the 90-90-90 Targets

Peter Ghys


In Motion – Accelerating the AIDS Response in Western and Central Africa

Patrick Brenny


Hidden Opportunities – What Will It Take to Reach 90-90-90 in Eastern Europe?

Vinay Saldanha


Fast-Track Cities – Attaining 90-90-90 in Urban AIDS Responses

Paula Munderi


Leveraging Success – The Nexus between 90-90-90 and HIV Epidemic Control

Amb. Deborah L. Birx


Evolving 90-90-90 Metrics

Moderator: Paul Volberding

Who is Dying and Why? – AIDS Mortality as a Progress Metric

Sharonann Lynch


Policy Change – Measuring 90-90-90 Progress against National Policies

Gottfried Hirnschall


Investment Case – Quantifying Civil Society Contributions towards 90-90-90

Solange Baptiste


Population-Based Opportunities to Attain 90-90-90

Moderator: Elizabeth Bukusi

Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free – Accelerating the Pediatric IV Agenda

Chip Lyons


Social Protection – Improving HIV Outcomes among Adolescents

Lesley Gittings


Missing Link – Reaching and Linking Men to Health and HIV Services

Helen Ayles


Key Population-Oriented Solutions to Attain 90-90-90

Moderator: Jaime Luna

Getting to 90 – Optimizing Linkage to HIV Care and Prevention among Men who have Sex with Men

Midnight Poonkasetwattana


Barriers to Bridges – Reducing HIV-Related Disparities for Transgender People

Mauro Cabral Grinspan


Financing the Global AIDS Response

Moderator: Jorge Saavedra

Security of Resources – Global Finance, 90-90-90, and Ending AIDS

Jennifer Kates


In Transition – Projecting the Impact of Generic HIV Drugs on 90-90-90

Esteban Burrone



SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018


Innovations to Attain 90-90-90 in High HIV Prevalence Settings

Moderator: Christopher Duncombe

Democratizing HIV Testing – Transitioning to Community Settings

Penninah Iutung Amor


Differentiated Care – Moving to Scale with Innovative HIV Service Delivery

Wafaa El-Sadr


Phylogenetic Monitoring – From Science to Public Health Benefit

Jeffrey Joy


Human Rights Challenges to Attaining the Three 90s and HIV Epidemic Control

Moderator: Sasha Volgina

Decriminalizing HIV – A Human Rights and Public Health Priority

Edwin Bernard


Primum Non Nocere – The Urgency of Eliminating Stigma in Health Settings

Laura Ferguson


HIV Testing and Human Rights – The Right to Know vs the Right to Privacy

Matthew Kavanagh


Maintaining Momentum – HIV within an Evolving Global Health Agenda

Stefano Vella


Global Health Leader Perspectives on the Continuum to Zero New Infections, Deaths, and Stigma

Moderators: José M. Zuniga and Kevin Osborne

Connecting the Dots – Perspectives on the Continuum from 90-90-90 to Zero New HIV Infections, Deaths, and Stigma

Presenter: Michel Sidibé

Amb. Deborah L. Birx • Presentation
Peter Sands
Ren Minghui


The Evolving HIV Treatment and Prevention Landscape

Moderator: Praphan Phanuphak

Looking Ahead – Long-Acting Antivirals for HIV Treatment and PrEP

Anton Pozniak


HIV Care Engagement – Maximizing Individual and Population Health

Jean Nachega


Behavior Science – Taking New Learnings to Scale in HIV Prevention

Dianne Rausch


Advanced HIV, Co-Morbidities, and 90-90-90

Moderator: Jane Anderson

Challenge – Advanced HIV in Antiretroviral-Experienced Patients

Esther Casas


Intersection – Linking the 90-90-90 Targets for HIV and Tuberculosis

Lucica Ditiu


Leveraging the AIDS Response for Global HCV Elimination

Jürgen Rockstroh



Closing Remarks: Timothy Martineau


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