UNAIDS sets targets for 2025

With new HIV targets for 2025, UNAIDS aims to put the world back on track to end AIDS as a public health problem by 2030, Avert reports. Despite large increases in the numbers of people accessing HIV testing and treatment, the 2020 global HIV goals were not met, with efforts to increase the use of prevention methods such as pre-exposure prophylaxis and voluntary medical male circumcision falling particularly short. The 2025 targets focus on creating an enabling environment for and increasing access to HIV prevention and treatment services while improving their integration with other essential health services. The 2025 goals will form part of UNAIDS’ new strategy, which officials hope to ratify in early 2021 before United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS in June (Avert, 22 December 2020).