Strategies to Fight HIV/AIDS Are Discussed in Haiti

Strategies to Fight HIV/AIDS Are Discussed in Haiti
Port-au-Prince, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Haitian capital is hosting the 3rd Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Sustainability of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) Response.
According to the online agency Alter Presse, the meeting, which will take place until November 8, has the motto: 'Road to Ending AIDS in LAC: towards Sustainable Regional Fast Track Targets.'

The implementation of a rapid response to this scourge, as well as providing universal access to health is among the fundamental purposes.

More than 2 million people live with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to data from the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and the annual number of infections in adults has remained stable since 2010.

The forum, which is built as a space to share information on the progress of the fight against this epidemic, focuses its debates on transition strategies and mechanisms, towards sustainable responses at the national level, to end AIDS as a threat to public health in Latin America and the Caribbean for the year 2030.

Organized by the government of Haiti, the colloquium is held in collaboration with the Caribbean Bread Alliance against HIV and AIDS, UNAIDS, the Horizontal Technical Cooperation Group, the Pan American Health Organization, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, among others.