Examining progress toward the UNAIDS 90-90-90 framework among men who have sex with men, San Francisco, 2014

AIDS Care. 2016 Sep;28(9):1177-80. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2016.1153593. Epub 2016 Feb 26.


The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has published treatment goals toward ending the HIV epidemic. The worldwide goals are 90% of HIV-infected individuals diagnosed, 90% of those diagnosed taking anti-retroviral treatment and 90% of those on anti-retroviral treatment virally suppressed. In light of the UNAIDS goals and that five years have passed since the adoption of early HIV treatment, we examined the progress toward the 90-90-90 indicators among men who have sex with men (MSM) in San Francisco in 2014. Our data suggest that overall MSM have not yet reached the 90-90-90 goals. Our data also suggest that Black and Latino MSM are further from the goals than White MSM.

Keywords: 90-90-90 goals; HIV; UNAIDS; men who have sex with men; target setting.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • African Americans / statistics & numerical data
  • European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data
  • HIV Infections / diagnosis*
  • HIV Infections / drug therapy*
  • Hispanic Americans / statistics & numerical data
  • Homosexuality, Male
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care
  • San Francisco
  • Sustained Virologic Response
  • United Nations / standards*
  • Young Adult