HIV and AIDS

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 35 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:

  • Supported lifesaving HIV treatment for 7.7 million people and HIV counseling and testing for more than 56.7 million people.
  • Supported more than 14.2 million pregnant women with HIV testing and counseling and provided prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services to more than 749,000 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 more than 6.5 million voluntary medical male circumcision procedures (VMMC) in eastern and southern Africa.
  • Supported training for more than 140,000 new health care workers to deliver HIV and other health services.

Explore the 5 key action agendas of PEPFAR's work:

  1. Impact Action Agenda – focusing resources to control the epidemic.
  2. Efficiency Action Agenda – saving lives through smart investments.
  3. Sustainability Action Agenda – sharing responsibility and ensuring maximum coordination with host countries.
  4. Partnership Action Agenda – working with partners to achieve an AIDS-free generation.
  5. Human Rights Action Agenda – securing, protecting, and promoting human rights.

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.

USAID celebrates World AIDS Day 2014: Read about our HIV and AIDS work under PEPFAR.

International AIDS Conference 2014: Read our insights from the 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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Last updated: February 25, 2015

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