Can India achieve UNAIDS’ target by 2030?

Authors

  • Jayanthi Tarugu The Apollo college of Nursing, Apollo Institute of Medical Science and Research (AIMSR), Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Kiranmayi Koni All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebareli Uttal Pradesh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Anusha Puthalapattu The Apollo college of Nursing, Apollo Institute of Medical Science and Research (AIMSR), Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Hema Kurugundla Government Maternity Hospital S. V. Medical College Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Sirshendu Chauduri Indian Institution of Public Health, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • T. Vasundhara Thulasi Apollo College of Nursing, Apollo Hospitals Campus, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Brig Mala Singh Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Roopavani Dasannagari Ramaswamy CoxHealth, Spring field, Missouri, US
  • Angel David The Apollo college of Nursing, Apollo Institute of Medical Science and Research (AIMSR), Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • P. M. Prathibha ESIC Nursing College, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India
  • Sujayalakshmi Devarayasamudram North Carolina Central University, Durham, USA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20240640

Keywords:

Immune deficiency disorder, AIDS, Bharath, Global targets

Abstract

The world is embarking on a fast-track strategy to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. UNAIDS is targeted towards achieving the 95-95-95 strategy by 2025. Scaling up prevention, testing and treatment services towards HIV/AIDS is paramount in achieving these targets. To understand the status of India in achieving these targets, review of trials registered in the CTRI registry was done and found that among the 155 included trials, most (n=45, 29%) of the trials were drug trails, few were vaccine trials (n=6, 3.8%). Out of 155 studies, forty-one (20%) were in line to reach UNAIDS’ targets. The primary focus of those studies was improving CD4 counts and suppression of viral load (third target of UNAIDS’) (n=12, 7.7%), and the minimal focus was on promoting treatment adherence (second target of UNAIDS’) (n=11, 7%) and promotion of HIV testing (first target of UNAIDS’) (n=4, 2.5%). As prevention is always better than care, research should be encouraged towards prevention of HIV, which in turn facilitates achieving UNAIDS’ 2025 and 2030 targets.

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Published

2024-02-29

How to Cite

Tarugu, J., Koni, K., Puthalapattu, A., Kurugundla, H., Chauduri, S., Thulasi, T. V., Singh, B. M., Ramaswamy, R. D., David, A., Prathibha, P. M., & Devarayasamudram, S. (2024). Can India achieve UNAIDS’ target by 2030?. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 11(3), 1319–1321. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20240640

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