Engaging the community to reach 90-90 -90
Worldwide in 2014, 36.9 million people are living with HIV. Of these, an estimated 54% are aware of their status and by March 2015, 15 million people were receiving antiretroviral care. Malawi has been one of the hardest hit countries by the HIV epidemic. Current estimates propose 1,100,000 Malawians are living with HIV in 2014, with over half a million (552,808) alive on ART (2,3). The adoption of the UNAIDS 90: 90: 90 targets in 2014 (90% of people living with HIV should know their status, 90% who know their status should be on ART, 90% of those on ART should be virologically suppressed) have been mirrored within the Malawian National Strategic plan (NSP) and concretely mean that 801,900 (73%) of all PLHIV should be virologically suppressed on ART.