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World AIDS Day 2017

World AIDS Day 2017

Getting to Zero – Turning Knowledge into Action

On Wednesday December 6, Boston Medical Center will host its annual World AIDS Day Event Getting to Zero – Turning Knowledge into Action.  This year, the event focuses on the hospital’s contribution to the 90-90-90 initiative which if successful would end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. 

90-90-90 is an ambitious treatment concept developed by the United Nations to help end the AIDS epidemic. The project’s goal is that by 2020:

  • 90% of all people living with HIV will know their status
  • 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy
  • 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression.

If these targets are achieved, specialists believe that at least 73% of people worldwide living with HIV will be virally suppressed. If that happens, the AIDS epidemic could end by 2030. 

The event will, in part, showcase how BMC is contributing to the 90-90-90 goal by offering a seamless integrated care model which helps patients transition between diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of HIV.  By offering exceptional, compassionate, culturally-appropriate and stigma-free care, BMC providers empower patients living with HIV, manage barriers to accessing health care and contribute to achieving 90-90-90 within the hospital.

Event Speakers

Alfred DeMaria, MD   Keynote Speaker
Medical Director of the Bureau of Infectious Disease
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Dawn Fukuda
Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS
Massachusetts Department of Health

Paul Goulet
Program Manager
Active Retention in Care for Health (ARCH Team)

Kate Walsh
President and CEO
Boston Medical Center

Cassandra Pierre, MD
Medical Director
Center for Infectious Disease
Boston Medical Center

Learn More

In honor of World AIDS Day 2017 Dr. Cassandra Pierre and Paul Goulet from the Center for Infectious Diseases participated in a Boston MedTalks podcast to highlight BMC’s approach to the 90-90-90 and the success of the initiative so far. Listen now.

Attend the Event

Join us on December 6 at 10AM at 670 Albany St, Boston, MA 02118