In celebrating this milestone, the Director General of Health Services in the Ministry of Health Dr Lucy Mapota, said 90 percent of the population knows their HIV status and 97 percent of those aware of their HIV status are on treatment while 92 percent of those on treatment are virally suppressed.
She said the achievement would have not been possible if the ministry did not remain faithful to its policies.
Dr Mapota noted that this was also made possible by working together with partners, adding that the ministry acknowledges the partnership which ensures that the country moves towards the epidemic control.
The Deputy Country Director of USAID Ian Membe said the partnership with communities, health facilities and the Ministry of Health together with other partners has been effective.
The partnerships he further showed should become the backbone of HIV/AIDS programme in Lesotho, adding that Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission (PMTCT) has had a huge impact in the country.
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) - Lesotho Country Director Tšepang Mohlomi said through generous support of donors, EGPAF's work to control the AIDS epidemic has been possible.
She said collaboration with civil societies has been pivotal, adding that working together with implementing partners is essential while also minimising duplication.
Ms Mohlomi acknowledged clients for ensuring their own well-being as well as staying healthy.
EGPAF Project Director Dr Mamello Sekese said the achievement has been made possible by among others, the enhancement of quality of care made, through revamped filing and data systems to better monitor patients.
She noted that client-centred approaches have been implemented, adding that differentiated models of care are client-tailored approaches that aim to serve persons living with HIV better and reduce burden on the health system.