The 3 by 5 Initiative

This website contains archived information on "3 by 5". For the latest updates on WHO's HIV/AIDS activities, please visit www.who.int/hiv.

The "3 by 5" initiative, launched by UNAIDS and WHO in 2003, was a global TARGET to provide three million people living with HIV/AIDS in low- and middle-income countries with life-prolonging antiretroviral treatment (ART) by the end of 2005. It was a step towards the GOAL of making universal access of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment accessible for all who need them as a human right.


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Key Sources

"3 by 5" progress reports

June 2005
December 2004
June 2004

"3 by 5" country information

Country profiles, epi fact sheets

WHO HIV/AIDS Plan 2004-2005

Plan

"3 by 5" strategy

Document

Figures

ART coverage in low- and middle-income countries as of June 2005

Table showing coverage by regions

World map on countries with the highest unmet ART need

Map with 20 countries highlighted

World map on ART coverage, June 2005