Glasgow is the first city in Scotland to become a HIV Fast Track city. On 29 November 2018, the council’s City Administration Committee (CAC) agreed to sign Glasgow up to the Fast Track Cities initiative - a global partnership which aims to help end the threat of AIDS by 2030. It follows in the footsteps of Manchester, London, Amsterdam, Melbourne and New York who have already joined the movement to end new HIV infections by 2030 and stop stigma and discrimination.
Launched on World AIDS Day 2014, the Fast Track Cities aims to build upon, strengthen and leverage existing HIV programmes and resources to accelerate locally co-ordinated, city-wide responses to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
Becoming a Fast Track city means Glasgow will strive to deliver the UN’s 90:90:90 HIV targets. These are to have 90% of people living with HIV know their status; to have 90% of people with HIV on treatment and to have 90% of people on treatment with suppressed viral loads.
To achieve this, an implementation plan will be put in place, including the setting up of a leadership group made up of key partners and organisations, as well as representatives of the community living with, or at risk of, HIV.
Source: Glasgow City Council, 29 November 2018