King County reaches milestone in fight against HIV/AIDS

According to a press release from King County Public Health, King County is one of the first major metropolitan regions in the United States — and the world — to reach the “90-90-90” goal.

The goal, used as a measurement of the fight against HIV/AIDS, was reached with a broad partnership led by Public Health.

The 90-90-90 goal seeks to make 90 percent of residents infected with HIV know their infection status, 90 percent are on HIV antiretroviral treatment, and 90 percent are virally suppressed. King County achieved the goal three years ahead of its schedule.

King County Executive Dow Constantine praised the county’s work.

“King County continues to be a global leader in public health,” he said. “The progress we’ve made toward ending AIDS in our community is the result of decades of hard work by our staff, strong community partnerships, and state and federal funding. We will continue to work together to end this epidemic in our region once and for all.”