Kuwait has been recognized as the leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Arab region, according to the latest report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) for the year 2022.
Dr. Al-Munther Al-Hasawi, the Undersecretary for Public Health Affairs and the head of Kuwait’s National Standing Committee for the Combat against AIDS, stated that Kuwait scored an impressive 94% in the UNAIDS indicators, placing it first in the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa region.
In his speech at the opening of Kuwait’s annual conference on AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, Dr. Al-Hasawi highlighted that Kuwait achieved the 90/90/90 target in 2022. This benchmark means that 90% of people with HIV in the country are aware of their status, 90% of those diagnosed receive treatment, and 90% of those treated have an undetectable viral load in their blood.
The conference aims to unify efforts, exchange expertise, and discuss the latest discoveries in the field. It includes specialized scientific sessions for doctors and researchers and interactive dialogue sessions to raise awareness among community members.