HIV and AIDS

  • Learn more about the significant presence USAID and our partners have at AIDS 2016, the 21st International AIDS Conference, happening in Durban, South Africa July 18-22, 2016.

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  • USAID is using the Test and Start approach as a strategy to meet the 90-90-90 treatment targets to achieve an AIDS-free world.

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  • The DREAMS Initiative is an ambitious $385 million partnership to reduce HIV infection among adolescent girls and young women in HIV priority areas in 10 sub-Saharan countries.

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  • USAID strives to eliminate HIV stigma, because HIV and AIDS care and treatment is a universal right.

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  • USAID’s Orphans and Vulnerable Children programming is targeted to increase children’s resilience to and reduce their risk for HIV/AIDS.

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"We all have a fundamental responsibility and we can bring about an AIDS-free – wholly AIDS-free – future for children.” – President Barack Obama, UN General Assembly, September 27, 2015

USAID is working to achieve the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS' ambitious 90–90–90 global goals by 2020.

  • 90% of People with HIV Diagnosed
  • 90% of them on ART
  • 90% of the virally supressed
 

USAID’s HIV and AIDS program has been on the forefront of the global AIDS crisis for 30 years. Today, more than 36.9 million people are living with HIV worldwide. USAID is the lead implementing partner under 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.

The Office of HIV/AIDS provides global leadership to maximize the impact of USAID’s overall response to HIV and AIDS. USAID also supports country-led efforts to combat the complex challenges of HIV and AIDS in more than 36 countries around the world.

By using the Agency’s unique health and development perspective, while leveraging our technical expertise, we partner with countries to ensure cost-effective, sustainable, and integrated HIV and AIDS programming that harnesses the latest science and technological innovations – all in order to achieve the goal of a world where HIV and AIDS are no longer burdens on health and development.

USAID Celebrates World AIDS Day 2015

Every year on World AIDS Day, the global community remembers those we have lost to HIV/AIDS and honors those fighting to achieve an AIDS-free generation. Read more about our 2015 celebration.


Fast Facts

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

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Supported lifesaving antiretroviral treatment for more than 9.5 million people

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Supported HIV counseling and testing for more than 68.2 million people, including 14.7 million pregnant women

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Reached more than 5.5 million orphans and vulnerable children

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Supported training for more than 190,000 healthcare workers to deliver HIV and other health services.

Last updated: July 22, 2016

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