In 2013, the United Nations established the 90-90-90 programme to help end the global AIDS epidemic. It set targets to achieve the following breakthroughs by 2020:1
- 90% of all people living with HIV (PLHIV) will know their HIV status.
- 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy (ART).
- 90% of all people receiving ART will have viral suppression.
A fourth goal related to overall lifelong good health instils a new objective for health care professionals (HCPs). Full 360 addresses this: what happens to PLHIV once their viral load has reached an undetectable level? The goal is to help 90% of all people who have reached an undetectable level to have a health profile similar to, or better than, the general population.
Ongoing care encompasses the bigger picture – the management HIV (now a lifelong condition) and additional health concerns in PLHIV.
Non-adherence is the most common cause of treatment failure.2 Review common barriers and strategies to improve adherence here.
Comorbidities and HIV
Reducing the risks of comorbidities in PLHIV is an objective among individuals of all ages.
Clinical resources and useful links for HCPs.
The full 360
Viral suppression is only the first step for PLHIV. The Full 360 focuses on the importance of lifelong good health.