ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed today signed on to the Fast-Track Cities Paris Declaration to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, and achieve the 90-90-90 HIV treatment targets by 2020. These targets will rapidly reduce new HIV infections and AIDS related deaths, and put cities on the course to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
“The City of Atlanta is a beacon of human rights for people around the world, and I see ending the AIDS epidemic as a fundamental human rights issue today,” said Mayor Reed. “My Administration is fully committed to meeting the 90-90-90 HIV treatment targets by 2020 and ending the AIDS epidemic locally and globally by 2030.”
The Declaration calls on cities to strengthen their local HIV/AIDS responses and meet a set of targets to significantly reduce new HIV infections and end-AIDS related deaths. These targets are: ensure that 90 percent of people living with HIV (PLHIV) will know their status; 90 percent of all PLHIV will receive sustained anti-retroviral treatment; and 90 percent of all PLHIV on anti-retroviral treatment will have durable viral suppression.
Fast-Track Cities is a global partnership between cities with an HIV burden and four core partners: the City of Paris, France, the first city to sign on; the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC); and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).