90–90–90 goal met in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has reached the 90–90–90 targets set by UNAIDS for 2020 — 90% of people knowing their HIV status, 90% of those diagnosed with HIV on antiretroviral treatment, and 90% of those receiving treatment achieving viral suppression — and is working toward the 95–95–95 targets for 2025, The Herald reports. The chief executive officer of the National AIDS Council is quoted as saying that the country was able to achieve 90–90–90 as a result of increased access to HIV testing services and their integration with other HIV prevention services, such as voluntary medical male circumcision, pre-exposure prophylaxis, and post-exposure prophylaxis. The latest Global AIDS Report also shows that AIDS-related deaths in Zimbabwe fell by more than 28% from 2015 to 2020, missing the goal of a 50% reduction (The Herald, 5 April 2021).