HIV testing services

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The first of the United Nations’ 90-90-90 targets to end the HIV epidemic is for 90% of people living with HIV to learn their HIV status. HIV testing is therefore essential to achieving “the first 90”. Around 30% of people with HIV are unaware of their infection. The only way to determine a person’s HIV status is for them to have an HIV test. In many countries, critical gaps exist in HIV services, including prevention, testing and treatment. There is an opportunity to prevent 1.5 million infections per year by 2020 and reach the “fast-track” goals if we can improve prevention and testing services and ensure high-quality, well-adhered-to treatment and care for all.

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