Dear colleagues and friends
UNAIDS is in the process of updating and extending it’s current 2011-2015 strategy towards fast-tracked (90-90-90) targets for the period of 2016-2021 with the goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The years between 2016 and 2021 are hoped be pivotal in turning tides on the epidemic. As such, UNAIDS is hosting a variety of consultations to gather ideas and recommendations from a diverse set of stakeholders.
There is no doubt that civil society has been absolutely instrumental in the HIV response so far. As such, we should make it a cause to reflect the realities on the ground and report our needs, struggles, challenges, and successes as we move forward. This is our opportunity to provide input into the fast-tracked strategy for 2016-2021. You can do this by contacting your regional delegate or by participating in two rounds of virtual consultations, the first of which is taking place March 23-27. The consultation is possible in a variety of languages. Please take the time to discuss 1) factors that have been crucial to achieving gains made so far in the HIV response; 2) persistent challenges that remain in the response; and 3) identifying and scaling up game-changers and innovations.