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People who inject drugs falling behind in access to HIV treatment

Progress has been made towards achieving the 90–90–90 targets whereby United Nations Member States committed to ensuring that, by 2020, 90% of people living with HIV know their HIV status, 90% of people who know their HIV-positive status are accessing treatment and 90% of people on treatment have suppressed viral loads.

However, people who inject drugs and other key populations are often being left behind. Among 13 countries that recently reported data to UNAIDS on treatment coverage among people living with HIV who inject drugs, eight stated that treatment coverage was lower among people who inject drugs than it was among the wider population of adults living with HIV.

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