Children, adolescents and adults living with HIV access testing, know their status and are immediately offered and sustained on affordable quality treatment

The Joint Programme continues to play a pivotal role in global efforts to rapidly accelerate testing and treatment access. The 2017 UNAIDS report Ending AIDS: progress towards the 90–90–90 targets shows that in 2017, for the first time, more than half of all people living with HIV (53%) were accessing HIV treatment.

While antiretroviral therapy coverage exceeds 50%, intensified efforts are needed to scale up treatment further. This is particularly the case for children and adolescents, in certain regions (such as western and central Africa and eastern Europe and central Asia) and for certain populations (including gay and other men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender persons, people who inject drugs, prisoners and other incarcerated people. Efforts to expand HIV treatment should also take account of the social and structural barriers that women and girls face in accessing treatment and care.

Find more details in the SRA report.

Outputs 2016-2021

1.1Innovative HIV testing and counselling programmes
1.2Access to treatment cascade
1.3Testing for children and adolescents
1.4Fast-track HIV services in high-burden cities
1.5HIV services in humanitarian emergencies



Targets and milestones 2019 Progress
Percentage of countries with selected HIV Testing Services in place.

2021: 90%

2019: 80%

2017: 70%

All: 64% [56/88]

FT: 79% [26/33]

Percentage of countries adopting WHO HIV treatment guidelines.

2021: 80%

2019: 60%

2017: 50%

All: 60% [53/88]

FT: 76% [25/33]

Percentage of countries adopting quality healthcare services for children and adolescents

2021: 90%

2019: 80%

2017: 60%

All: 57% [50/88]

FT: 67% [22/33]

Percentage of countries with a plan and allocated resources to achieve Fast-Track targets in high-burden countries

2021: 90%

2019: 80%

2017: 60%

All: 37% [28/75]

FT: 36% [12/33]


Percentage of countries where HIV is integrated in national emergency preparedness and response plans

2021: 90%

2019: 85%

2017: 80%

All: 68% [46/68]

FT: 77% [23/30]

Percentage of countries offering HIV-related services for populations affected by humanitarian emergencies- disaggregated by the following populations:

  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Internally displaced persons
  • People affected by humanitarian emergencies

2021: 90%

2019: 85%

2017: 80%

All: 90% [53/59]

All: 87% [41/47]

All: 74% [34/46]

FT:100% [26/26]

FT:  95% [20/21]

FT:  76% [16/21]


Data source: 2019 JPMS country reports. Final numbers may vary slightly.