Treatment adherence and managing comorbidities are important considerations for ongoing treatment of HIV. Find out how addressing these issues can help people living with HIV achieve the ‘Full 360’ goal.
The Full 360
In 2014 the United Nations published and committed to ’90-90-90′ – an ambitious target to help end the HIV epidemic.1
The Full 360 takes this a step further, adding a fourth objective; achieve an overall health status that’s as good as the general population.
The fourth '90'
In 2014, the United Nations established the 90-90-90 programme to help end the global AIDS epidemic. It set targets to achieve the following breakthroughs by 20201:
90% of PLHIV will know their HIV status
90% of those diagnosed will receive sustained ART
90% of PLHIV receiving ART will have viral suppression
A fourth goal related to overall lifelong good health instils a new objective for health care professionals (HCPs). The Full 360 addresses this:
What happens to PLHIV once their viral load has reached an undetectable level?
The fourth goal is to ensure that ≥90% of all people with an undetectable viral level to have a health profile similar to, or better than, the general population.
Ongoing care encompasses the bigger picture – the management of HIV (now a lifelong condition) and additional health concerns in PLHIV.
Non-adherence is a major cause of treatment failure.2
Review common barriers and strategies to improve adherence here: