Montréal — The next AIDS-free city
October 31, 2017
Like other important cities in the world, Montréal made a commitment on the 12th of June last to do its part to help ending the global AIDS epidemic by the year 2030.
Montréal is thus in line with the 2014 Paris Declaration, which stresses the decisive role of cities in attaining UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 Objective by the year 2020: 90% of HIV-positive people will know their status; 90% of people who know their HIV status will receive an antiretroviral treatment; 90% of people under treatment will have an undetectable viral load.
For Montréal’s Mayor Denis Coderre, this is “one more step for Montréal to continue being an inclusive, equitable and prosperous city that acts to improve the quality of life of all its citizens, male and female”.
Fqsida hopes that the new person who becomes mayor of the city in November will respect this commitment to the 90-90-90 Objective, which is aimed at achieving a society that has greater respect for the rights of all.