Three Frees

SUPER-FAST-TRACK FRAMEWORK FOR ENDING AIDS IN CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG WOMEN BY 2020

Three FreesAs the name suggests, the Three Frees Framework is centred around three priority targets: 'START FREE, STAY FREE, AIDS FREE'. The ambitious framework is intended to galvanize global momentum around a shared and ambitious agenda. Led by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free brings together a coalition of partners to build on the tremendous progress achieved under the Global Plan towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive (Global Plan). Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free provides a roadmap for the urgent work ahead, elevating and amplifying key initiatives that are already accelerating progress for children, adolescents and young women. These include the DREAMS Partnership introduced by PEPFAR, the Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT) Initiative, ALL In to End Adolescent AIDS Initiative and many others.

The targets for this framework are outlined below:

Start Free

  1. Reduce newly infected children to <40,000 by 2018 and <20,000 by 2020
  2. Reach and sustain 95% of pregnant women living with HIV with lifelong HIV treatment by 2018

Stay Free

  1. Reduce the number of new HIV infections among adolescents and young women to <100,000 by 2020
  2. Provide voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention to 25 million additional men by 2020, including 11 million in the geographic areas of highest HIV burden, with a focus on men aged 15-29

AIDS Free

  1. Have 1.6 million children aged 0-14 and 1.2 million adolescents aged 15-19 living with HIV on lifelong ART by 2018
  2. Have 1.4 million children aged 0-14 and 1 million adolescents aged 15-19 with HIV on lifelong ART by 2020