Is the end of HIV possible?
A few years ago, we still did not know how to stop the HIV/AIDS epidemic. But today we know that access to prevention, screening, treatment, as well as a better quality of life for HIV-positive people and populations most at risk of HIV transmission will make all the difference. It is therefore more a question of finding the financial and human means to achieve the eradication of the disease.
Together let’s prepare a world without AIDS or HIV
The Quebec AIDS Foundation is committed alongside other community organizations in Quebec to taking action to end the HIV epidemic. This common vision of the movement against HIV/AIDS in Quebec, to which the Foundation adheres, is a way of making people understand the importance of solidarity and collaboration to overcome the epidemic.
Montreal city without AIDS
In December 2017, Montreal was the first Canadian city to commit to defeating the HIV epidemic on its territory. Its mayor, Valérie Plante, joined the United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS program), thus accelerating the response to the epidemic in the city. The fight will be carried out alongside the actors of the movement and the communities affected by HIV and in particular with the Fondation québécoise du sida. The two entities are thus starting a partnership that will have fruitful results in advancing the fight against the HIV epidemic.
There are many different strategies used in different countries to eradicate HIV/AIDS, however, stakeholders are aware that treatment remains the most important element in achieving successful results. To this end, the UNAIDS program has launched the 95-95-95 global target. This plan implies that by 2025 :
- 95% of people living with HIV know their HIV status.
- 95% of all HIV-infected people screened will receive long-lasting antiretroviral treatment.
- 95% of people receiving antiretroviral treatment will have a permanently suppressed viral load.
The Quebec AIDS Foundation as players in the fight against HIV/AIDS fully supports this objective and continues to seek funds for organizations offering services to people affected by this virus.