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St. Louis, MO.—Mayor Lyda Krewson, will sign the Paris Declaration on Fast-
Track Cities to end the HIV epidemic and achieve the 90-90-90 HIV treatment targets by 2030 in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The signing will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at 1520 Market Street (Room 278). Joining her are representatives from the St. Louis County Executive Office, City of St. Louis Department of Health, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Williamson and Associates, Interface Residence Doorways, Vivent Health (formerly Saint Louis Effort for AIDS), the St. Louis Regional HIV Health Service Planning Council, and dignitaries from the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, who will travel to St. Louis from Paris, France.
In joining a network of more than 300 Fast-Track Cities worldwide, the St. Louis metropolitan area will commit to achieve the 90-90-90 HIV treatment targets on a trajectory towards getting to zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths, and zero stigma by 2030. The signing ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019 (the commemoration of World AIDS Day 2019), at 1520 Market Street (Room 278).
The Paris Declaration calls on cities to strengthen their local HIV efforts and achieve a set of programmatic targets to significantly reduce new HIV infections and end AIDS-related deaths. These targets call for:
- 90 percent of people living with HIV (PLHIV) knowing their status;
- 90 percent of all PLHIV receiving sustained antiretroviral treatment; and
- 90 percent of all PLHIV on antiretroviral treatment achieving durable viral suppression.
For more information on the Fast-Track Cities Initiative, visit http://www.fast-trackcities.org/.
- Lyda Krewson, Mayor City of St. Louis
- Cora Faith Walker, Policy Director, Office of St. Louis County Executive
- Dr. Fredrick L. Echols, Director of Health, City of St. Louis
- Dr. José M. Zuniga, International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
- Tawnya Brown, Vivent Health (formerly Saint Louis Effort for AIDS)
- Milton Butler, St. Louis Regional HIV Health Service Planning Council
- Kim Donica, Project ARK/The SPOT Washington University in St. Louis
- Dr. Elvin Geng, Washington University School of Medicine
- Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo, Washington University School of Medicine
- Dr. Bill Powderly, Washington University School of Medicine
- Dr. Hilary Reno, Washington University School of Medicine
- Erise Williams, Jr., Williams & Associates, Inc.
- Opal Jones, Interface Residence DOORWAYS
Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities signing
1520 Market Street, Room 278
10:30 a.m., Sunday, December 1, 2019
*Note: During the event there will be a question and answer session related to the Fast-Track Cities
Initiative and HIV in the St. Louis area.
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