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Brighton heads towards zero HIV: first UK city with UN Fast Track status

Fast Track Cities logo Fast Track Cities logoMartin Fisher Foundation press release

As part of the Martin Fisher Foundation “Towards Zero” campaign, Brighton & Hove is set to become the first UK city to have United Nations Fast Track City status. [1]

The Martin Fisher Foundation worked closely with Brighton & Hove City Council to achieve this.

The initiative is led by Mayors and city governments from more than 65 high HIV burden cities around the world. [2]

This means wMFF logoorking across the city to achieve:

  • 90% of people living with HIV (PLHIV) knowing their HIV status
  • 90% of PLHIV who know their HIV-positive status on antiretroviral therapy (ART)
  • 90% of PLHIV on ART achieving viral suppression
  • Zero discrimination and stigma

The Martin Fisher Foundation vision is to move TOWARDS ZERO HIV stigma, ZERO new HIV infections and ZERO deaths from HIV in Brighton & Hove by 2025.

References:

  1. Martin Fisher foundation press release. Brighton heads towards zero HIV. (1 December 2016).
    http://www.martinfisherfoundation.org
  2. UN/IAPAC fast-track ciy programme.
    http://www.iapac.org/cities

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