USA, Botswana celebrate milestone

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The Government of Botswana and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) marked the end of the 24th International AIDS Conference in Montreal, Canada by sharing the monumental results of the Botswana AIDS Impact Survey V (BAIS V), the first population-based survey to confirm achievement of UNAIDS 95-95-95 treatment goal in sub-Saharan Africa.

The results confirm that, among adults in Botswana living with HIV, 95 percent were aware of their status, 98 percent of those aware of their status were on antiretroviral therapy (ART), and 98 percent of those on ART achieved viral load suppression. This 95-98-98 achievement means the country is well positioned to end the HIV/AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.

The BAIS V is a nationally representative household-based survey that was conducted between March and August 2021 to provide information on national and district-level progress toward key HIV targets and to measure the status of Botswana’s HIV response.

Editor's Comment
We salute Kgomo Khumo for a job well done

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