Global AIDS Update 2018 - Miles to Go

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In 2016, the United Nations General Assembly agreed to embark on an ambitious journey—to front-load investment, remove structural barriers and embark on a Fast-Track expansion of critical HIV services to reach the vast majority in need by 2020. If successful, HIV infections and deaths from AIDS-related illness should decline by 75%, creating the momentum necessary to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. This progress report has been issued at the midpoint of the Fast-Track phase of the global AIDS response. The latest data from countries show that the Fast-Track approach is a winning strategy: the communities, cities and countries that have achieved high levels of coverage of evidence-informed combination prevention, testing and treatment services are making steady progress towards the 2020 targets and milestones.