Towards achieving the 90-90-90 HIV targets: results from the South African 2017 national HIV survey

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dc.description.abstract Measuring progress towards the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 90-90-90 treatment targets is key to assessing progress towards turning the HIV epidemic tide. In 2017, the UNAIDS model estimated that 75% of people living with HIV (PLHIV) globally knew their HIV positive status, 79% of those who knew their status were on antiretroviral therapy (ART), and 81% of those who knew their HIV status and were on ART had a suppressed viral load. The fifth South African national HIV sero-behavioural survey collected nationally representative data that enabled the empirical estimation of these 90-90-90 targets for the country stratified by a variety of key factors. South Africa appears to be on track to achieve the first 90 indicator by 2020. However, it is behind on the second 90 indicator with ART coverage that was 20-percentage points below the target among people who knew their HIV status, this indicates deficiencies around linkage to and retention on ART. Overall viral suppression among those on ART is approaching the target at 87.4%, but this must be interpreted in the context of low reported ART coverage as well as with variation by age and sex. Targeted diagnosis, awareness, and treatment programs for men, young people aged 15-24 years old, people who reside in farming communities, and in specific provinces are needed. More nuanced 90-90-90 estimates within provinces, specifically looking at more granular sub-national level (e.g. districts), are needed to identify gaps in specific regions and to inform provincial interventions en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject SANHANES en
dc.subject SOUTH AFRICA en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.title Towards achieving the 90-90-90 HIV targets: results from the South African 2017 national HIV survey en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 20 en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Impact Centre en
dc.ResearchGroup Office of the CEO en
dc.ResearchGroup Deputy CEO: Research en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Capabilities en
dc.SourceTitle BMC Public Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11592 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10726 en
dc.bibliographictitle Marinda, E., Simbayi, L., Zuma, K., Zungu, N., Moyo, S., Kondlo, L., Jooste, S., Nadol, P., Igumbor, E., Dietrich, C. & Briggs-Hagen, M. (2020) Towards achieving the 90-90-90 HIV targets: results from the South African 2017 national HIV survey. BMC Public Health. 20:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Marinda, E. en
dc.contributor.author2 Simbayi, L. en
dc.contributor.author3 Zuma, K. en
dc.contributor.author4 Zungu, N. en
dc.contributor.author5 Moyo, S. en
dc.contributor.author6 Kondlo, L. en
dc.contributor.author7 Jooste, S. en
dc.contributor.author8 Nadol, P. en
dc.contributor.author9 Igumbor, E. en
dc.contributor.author10 Dietrich, C. en
dc.contributor.author11 Briggs-Hagen, M. en

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