Last updated : April, 2017

INTRODUCTION

Reaching 90-90-90 is critical for people living with HIV and will hasten the end of the HIV epidemic. We will only reach the 90-90-90 targets by working together as a community. This means people living with HIV, activists, health care providers, scientists, public health authorities, experts, politicians, and many other stakeholders. To reach our collective 90-90-90 goal of helping people living with HIV access diagnosis and treatment we all need to know where we stand and where we want to go. Measuring progress will also help us all to better see the direct impact of the public and private resources devoted to confronting HIV.

The Global HIV 90-90-90 Watch site is designed to show information on national progress towards 90-90-90 that are available to the community and others in the public domain. This means published and widely available information on a complete measurement of 90-90-90 (in most cases the information can be found on the Internet). There may be pieces of the 90-90-90 information in various secondary reports, however, we relied on complete official national 90-90-90 measurements in the public domain.

Our goal is to present this data and help everyone to measure our progress towards 90-90-90. We hope that by putting this information forward we will prompt other countries to measure 90-90-90 progress and make it available to the wider community.

From 2010 to the present, using the Internet we identified 89 national care continua that represented 93% of the 2015 global estimate of people living with HIV. We update the search on a quarterly basis and also incorporate newly published continuum as they become available in the public domain (please send and/or see the website submission tab if you have a new public domain continuum to bring to our attention).

We reviewed the methodology for collecting data on or estimating the following four key steps in the treatment cascade: 1. Estimated number of people living with HIV, 2. Estimated number of people living with HIV diagnosed as HIV-positive, 3. Estimated number of people living with HIV receiving ART, and 4. Estimated number of people living with HIV with suppressed or undetectable viral load.