Ending new HIV cases by 2030 is within our reach and we can do it without a vaccine or cure. Terrence Higgins Trust is committed to achieving this goal by: ending the cycle of late diagnosis /no diagnosis; ending stigma and discrimination; tackling health inequalities experienced by certain groups.
Ending new HIV cases by 2030 is within our reach - we can do so without a vaccine or cure. High numbers of late HIV diagnoses (44% in 2021) results in more progressed disease, leads to new preventable transmissions and associated complications – mental health challenges, stigma and discrimination. To end new HIV transmissions by 2030, we must: • End the cycle of late diagnosis and no diagnosis. • End stigma and discrimination. • Tackle health inequalities experienced by certain groups.
We have the tools available to end new HIV transmissions: • Sustained ongoing health promotion that: utilises all the tools of combination HIV prevention; promotes an increase in HIV testing uptake; continued use of condoms; and uptake of PrEP. • Positive Voices informative education sessions to targeted audiences (e.g. healthcare professionals, Black African migrant communities) about their personal experiences of living with HIV to reduce stigma and encourage engagement in prevention and care