USAID's Office of HIV/AIDS works collaboratively in order to help achieve the vision of an AIDS-free generation. Across the office, technical expertise and global field support are concentrated on the following technical priorities, all with data-driven science at its core:

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Test and Start

USAID is focused on developing better HIV/AIDS treatment and care services to support the World Health Organization's recommendation to treat all people living with HIV (known as Treat All or Test and Start).

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Sustainable Financing Initiative

USAID is the lead coordinator and implementer of PEPFAR's Sustainable Financing Initiative which aims to deliver an AIDS-free generation through shared financial responsibility with host country governments.

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DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe) is an ambitious $385 million partnership to reduce HIV infection among adolescent girls and young women in HIV priority areas within Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe to address the structural inequalities impacting girls' vulnerability to HIV

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Orphans and Vulnerable Children

USAID's programs for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by HIV and AIDS contribute to the achievement of an AIDS-free generation by responding to the social, economic and emotional consequences of the disease on children, their families and the communities that support them.

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Last updated: July 14, 2016

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