While the HIV epidemic has been stable in the Caribbean region over the last decade, there is a new focus on achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets to help end the AIDS epidemic. The region is also prioritizing the roll out of the World Health Organization’s Test and Start ( known as Treat All in the Caribbean region) guidelines, which recommends that all people diagnosed with HIV start antiretroviral therapy (ART) as soon as possible and maintain treatment throughout their lives. This is all taking place in an environment of reduced international funding for HIV and calls for country ownership.
The Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP) is a regional partnership of governments, regional civil society organizations, regional institutions, bilateral and multilateral agencies, and contributing donor partners. It serves as a knowledge hub to support its country members to improve the regional and national HIV response and has prioritized the scale up of Treat All across the Caribbean. Within this context, now, more than ever, there is a need to improve regional collaboration, promote sharing and learning opportunities with the aim of scaling up the WHO Treat All strategy across the region.