Zimbabwe's targets within reach

A World AIDS Day speech from Zimbabwe’s Vice President said the country has achieved several milestones and is on track to reach the 95-95-95 percent targets for HIV testing, treatment, and viral suppression by 2025, The Herald reports. Zimbabwe recently met the 2020 targets of 90% of people living with HIV knowing their status, 90% of those with an HIV diagnosis receiving treatment, and 90% of those on treatment being virally suppressed. The Vice President, who is also the Minister of Health and Child Care, said declines in HIV prevalence and new HIV infections show that prevention interventions, including targeted HIV testing, voluntary medical male circumcision, and pre-exposure prophylaxis, are bearing fruit and should be scaled up (The Herald [Zimbabwe], 2 December 2021).