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Why Black Women Need To Know About The HIV Prevention Drug PrEP

Globally, the advancement of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) has prevented the onward transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), successfully reducing the rates of death and infections. Although there is no cure for HIV, treatment enables those who are HIV positive to live a long and healthy life, provided the infection is detected early and medication is taken daily. 

The UK has managed to achieve the UNAIDS 90-90-90 target for the first time according to the 2018 Public Health England Report, progress towards ending the HIV epidemic in the United Kingdom. This target stipulates that 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy and 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression, by 2020.