The Lancet: “Call to action: how can the US Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative succeed?”

Journal Articles Statements USA

The Lancet published a special issue on HIV in the USA, with six articles on the current state of the epidemic in view of Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE), the federal effort to reduce new HIV transmissions in the US by 75% in five years and by 90% in ten years. The Lancet series concludes with a “Call to Action” outlining the measures needed for EHE to succeed. In developing this call to action, leading medical experts from major universities were joined by leaders from advocacy organizations including the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, AmFAR, AVAC, the Black AIDS Institute, and Prevention Access Campaign.

Among the many items addressed in the call to action, U=U has a critical role to play. Ensuring that those living with HIV have the treatment and services they need to achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load not only saves lives, but also prevents new transmissions.

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