Malawi embraces the 90-90-90 treatment goals

Malawi's latest National Strategic Plan for HIV and AIDS (2015-2020) aims to meet the ambitious 90-90-90 Treatment Targets released by UNAIDS in 2014, preparing to control the HIV epidemic by 2030.

By the end of 2020, Malawi will have:

Reaching these 90-90-90 targets in 2020 will result in 760,000 (73%) of the projected 1,042,000 PLHIV being virally suppressed, leading to a dramatic reduction in sexual and vertical transmission at the population level.

Early Antiretroviral treatment (ART) is the most powerful intervention available to prevent HIV morbidity and mortality, particularly in the context of Malawi's health services with limited capacity to diagnose and manage HIV-related diseases. There is overwhelming evidence, including from Malawi, that early ART reduces the risk of TB and AIDS-defining illnesses.

AIDS mortality ART Scaleup

Malawi's rapid and successful ART scale-up from 2004 to 2014 has critically influenced the HIV epidemic, reducing mortality, morbidity, and transmission.

In the one decade since starting the national treatment program: