"AIDS can be prevented. Antiretroviral drugs can extend life for many years... seldom has history offered a greater opportunity to do so much for so many.” – Former President George W. Bush, 2003 State of the Union Address, announcing the creation of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
As a key implementer of PEPFAR, USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS provides global leadership to the Agency’s overall response to combat the HIV epidemic. USAID supports country-led efforts to combat the complex challenges of HIV in over 50 countries around the world.
USAID’s overall goal is to support and sustain the achievement of HIV epidemic control across these countries by:
- Providing global leadership in the development of programs that maximize impact;
- Supporting country-led strategies while applying USAID’s broad health and development expertise and specialized HIV/AIDS technical competencies; and,
- Using science, technology, and innovation to support cost-effective, sustainable, and appropriately integrated HIV/AIDS interventions at scale.
USAID continues to innovate and adapt to realize efficiencies and maintain high-quality client care. We employ a "whole of Agency" approach, leveraging our considerable development assets, including our work in health, education, democracy and governance, human rights, economic growth, and humanitarian assistance.