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Get on the Fast-Track — The life-cycle approach to HIV | UNAIDS

Get on the Fast-Track — The life-cycle approach to HIV | UNAIDS

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GET ON THE FAST-TRACK — THE LIFE-CYCLE APPROACH TO HIV

21 NOVEMBER 2016

In this report, UNAIDS is announcing that 18.2 million people now have access to HIV treatment. The Fast-Track response is working. Increasing treatment coverage is reducing AIDS-related deaths among adults and children. But the life-cycle approach has to include more than just treatment. Tuberculosis (TB) remains among the commonest causes of illness and death among people living with HIV of all ages, causing about one third of AIDS-related deaths in 2015. These deaths could and should have been prevented.