Birmingham is the newest Fast-Track City!

August 3, 2017 — Mayor William Bell signs the Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities along with the Jefferson County HIV/AIDS Community Coalition. Birmingham is now working to attain the 90-90-90 goal as well as building an enabling environment where discrimination and stigma do not prevent people from accessing health services.

What is a Fast-Track City?

The Fast-Track Cities initiative was launched on World AIDS Day 2014 in Paris. More than 70 high HIV burden cities around the world have since signed the Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities Ending AIDS and engaged Mayors and other political leaders, affected communities, civil society, city health officials, clinical and service providers, and other stakeholders to accelerate their local AIDS responses.

What do Mayors commit to when signing the Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities?

Mayors commit themselves to attaining 90-90-90 as well as zero discrimination and stigma targets.

  • 90% of people living with HIV knowing their HIV status
  • 90% of people who know their HIV-positive status on treatment
  • 90% of people on treatment with suppressed viral loads.

Moreover, Fast-Track Cities commit to seven objectives:

  1. End AIDS as a public health threat in cities by 2030.
  2. Put people at the center of everything we do.
  3. Address the causes of risk, vulnerability, and transmission. We will use all means including municipal ordinances and other tools to address factors that make people vulnerable to HIV and other diseases.
  4. Use our AIDS response for positive social transformation.
  5. Build and accelerate an appropriate response to local needs.
  6. Mobilize resources for integrated public health and development.
  7. Unite as leaders.

Visit International Association of Providers of AIDS Care for more information.