Mayor Lyda Krewson to Sign Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities

The Paris Declaration calls on cities to strengthen their local HIV efforts and significantly reduce new HIV infections and end AIDS-related deaths

December 2, 2019 | 2 min reading time
Paris Declaration Fast Track Signing Event

St. Louis, MO.—Mayor Lyda Krewson, will sign the Paris Declaration on Fast-
Track Cities to end the HIV epidemic and achieve the 90-90-90 HIV treatment targets by 2030 in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The signing will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at 1520 Market Street (Room 278). Joining her are representatives from the St. Louis County Executive Office, City of St. Louis Department of Health, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Williamson and Associates, Interface Residence Doorways, Vivent Health (formerly Saint Louis Effort for AIDS), the St. Louis Regional HIV Health Service Planning Council, and dignitaries from the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, who will travel to St. Louis from Paris, France.

In joining a network of more than 300 Fast-Track Cities worldwide, the St. Louis metropolitan area will commit to achieve the 90-90-90 HIV treatment targets on a trajectory towards getting to zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths, and zero stigma by 2030. The signing ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019 (the commemoration of World AIDS Day 2019), at 1520 Market Street (Room 278).

The Paris Declaration calls on cities to strengthen their local HIV efforts and achieve a set of programmatic targets to significantly reduce new HIV infections and end AIDS-related deaths. These targets call for:

  1. 90 percent of people living with HIV (PLHIV) knowing their status;
  2. 90 percent of all PLHIV receiving sustained antiretroviral treatment; and
  3. 90 percent of all PLHIV on antiretroviral treatment achieving durable viral suppression.

For more information on the Fast-Track Cities Initiative, visit http://www.fast-trackcities.org/.

Who

  • Lyda Krewson, Mayor City of St. Louis
  • Cora Faith Walker, Policy Director, Office of St. Louis County Executive
  • Dr. Fredrick L. Echols, Director of Health, City of St. Louis
  • Dr. José M. Zuniga, International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
  • Tawnya Brown, Vivent Health (formerly Saint Louis Effort for AIDS)
  • Milton Butler, St. Louis Regional HIV Health Service Planning Council
  • Kim Donica, Project ARK/The SPOT Washington University in St. Louis
  • Dr. Elvin Geng, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Bill Powderly, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Hilary Reno, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Erise Williams, Jr., Williams & Associates, Inc.
  • Opal Jones, Interface Residence DOORWAYS

What

Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities signing

Where

1520 Market Street, Room 278

When

10:30 a.m., Sunday, December 1, 2019

*Note: During the event there will be a question and answer session related to the Fast-Track Cities

Initiative and HIV in the St. Louis area.

Media Contacts

Harold Bailey

Public Information Officer
City of St. Louis Department of Health
(314) 456-9838 (cell)
(314) 657-1568 (office) baileyh@stlouis-mo.gov

Sara Dayley

Director of Public Information & Communication
Saint Louis County Department of Public Health
(314) 503-5061 (cell)
(314) 615-5090 (office)SDayley@stlouisco.com

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