Start Free Stay Free AIDS Free
A SUPER-FAST-TRACK FRAMEWORK FOR ENDING AIDS AMONG CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG WOMEN BY 2020
— Eliminate new HIV infections among children (aged 0–14) by reducing the number of children newly infected annually to less than 40 000 by 2018 and 20 000 by 2020.
— Reach and sustain 95% of pregnant women living with HIV with lifelong HIV treatment by 2018.
— Reduce the number of new HIV infections among adolescents and young women (aged 10–24) to less than 100 000 by 2020.
— Provide voluntary medical circumcision for HIV prevention to 25 million additional men by 2020, with a focus on young men (aged 10–29).
— Provide 1.6 million children (aged 0–14) and 1.2 million adolescents (aged 15–19) living with HIV with antiretroviral therapy by 2018.
— Provide 1.4 million children (aged 0–14) and 1 million adolescents (aged 15–19) with HIV treatment by 2020.
Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free aims to galvanize global momentum around a shared and ambitious agenda to build on the progress achieved under the Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive. The Global Plan resulted in remarkable progress, reducing new HIV infections among children by 60% in 21 of the most affected countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet the job is far from done. In 2015, 150 000 [110 000–190 000] children became newly infected with HIV globally, 110 000 [78 000–150 000] of whom lived in the 21 Global Plan priority countries.
Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free provides a road map for the urgent work ahead, elevating and amplifying key initiatives that are already accelerating the global response to HIV.
The Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free targets are ambitious, but reaching them is essential to ending the AIDS epidemic among children, adolescents and young women by 2020. Critical gaps remain in responding to HIV and progress has lagged behind for adolescents and young women. The global community must SuperFast-Track its efforts to meet these urgent needs and change the trajectory of the AIDS epidemic once and for all.