UN General Assembly told 90-90-90 plan can end AIDS as an epidemic by 2030 if 'achievable' targets met
October 9, 2014 - The United Nations (UN) unveiled an ambitious new global plan to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The plan embraces the made-in-BC Treatment as Prevention (TasP) strategy pioneered by Dr. Julio Montaner and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE).
The plan was announced on September 25 by Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, to the UN General Assembly in New York and is supported by UNAIDS Executive Director and UN Under-Secretary-General Michel Sidibé.
The UNAIDS plan is based on modelling that demonstrates that achieving new targets by 2020 will spell the end of AIDS as an epidemic by 2030. A key pillar of the plan embraces HIV treatment as a means to prevent new infections. One of the most influential medical journals and a former UNAIDS special envoy both credit Dr. Julio Montaner for his contributions in authoring the TasP strategy that is the backbone of the global plan.
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About the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS:
The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) is Canada's
largest HIV/AIDS research, treatment and education facility and is internationally recognized as an innovative world leader
in combating HIV/AIDS and related diseases. BC-CfE is based at St. Paul's Hospital, Providence Health Care, a teaching
hospital of the University of British Columbia. The BC-CfE works in close collaboration with key provincial
stakeholders, including health authorities, health care providers, academics from other institutions, and
the community to decrease the health burden of HIV and AIDS. By developing, monitoring and disseminating
comprehensive research and treatment programs for HIV and related illnesses, the BC-CfE helps improve
the health of British Columbians living with HIV.
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