Since the launch of USAID's HIV and AIDS program in 1986, the Agency has been on the forefront of the global AIDS crisis.

Today, with more than 34 million people living with HIV worldwide, USAID is a key partner in the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest and most diverse HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment initiative in the world.

As a result of PEPFAR, USAID and other implementing partners have:

  • Provided lifesaving AIDS treatment to more than 6.7 million people and HIV counseling and testing to more than 57.7 million people.
  • Supported more than 12.8 million pregnant women with HIV testing and counseling and provided prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services to more than 780,000 HIV-positive women. As a result, 95 percent of these babies were born HIV-free.
  • Reached nearly 17 million people with care and support, including more than 5 million orphans and vulnerable children.
  • Supported approximately 4.2 million voluntary medical male circumcision procedures in east and southern Africa.

Our Work [PDF, 183KB]: Learn more about our efforts in the fight against HIV and AIDS and chart the course of USAID's work in our interactive timeline.

Reflections and Impressions from AIDS 2012: Read our insights from the 2012 conference in D.C.

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Last updated: December 05, 2014

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