Achieving 90-90-90: a focus on sero-discordant couples

SOURCE: Advances in HIV and AIDS control
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.Mthembu, G.Khan, T.Manengela
SOURCE EDITOR(S): S.I.Okware
KEYWORDS: ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY, HIV/AIDS
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10821

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Abstract

The South African Department of Health adopted numerous strategies to manage the HIV epidemic. Recently, the global 90-90-90 HIV treatment strategy was adopted. This strategy hope to ensure that 90% of people living with HIV will know their status, 90% of those testing HIV positive will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy and 90% of those receiving antiretroviral therapy will reach and maintain viral suppression by 2020. With a focus on literature, policies and implementation interventions, this chapter aims to provide an overview on current strategies used to reach the 90-90-90 goals and discusses how these strategies can be strengthened among sero-discordant couples within the South African public health system.