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This year, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is celebrating our 30th year of commitment to combating HIV and AIDS around the world. On December 1, World AIDS Day, we remember those we have lost to HIV and AIDS and honor those who continue to work toward the vision of creating an AIDS-free generation.
The theme for World AIDS Day 2016 is Leadership. Commitment. Impact. As the year draws to a close, we look back at the impact and legacy of global leadership that the USAID, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and our implementing partners have had worldwide.
- Through PEPFAR, the U.S. Government has invested more than $70 billion to support the HIV and AIDS response globally, including $55 billion since the start of the Obama Administration. We have a narrow window to change the trajectory of the HIV and AIDS epidemic by reaching the UNAIDS "90-90-90" targets by 2020 and ultimately achieve the goal of zero new HIV infections and zero discrimination.
- Under PEPFAR, USAID is maximizing our impact by making smart investments to reach those most at risk and in need, ultimately preventing millions of new HIV infections and saving millions of lives. USAID is using data to invest in evidence-based interventions in the geographic areas and populations with the greatest HIV and AIDS burden. We are also partnering with local governments and accelerating country progress toward achieving epidemic control.
- USAID and other agencies under PEPFAR are on track to achieve the Accelerating Children's HIV/AIDS Treatment Initiative target of supporting 600,000 children on life-saving antiretroviral therapy (ART) by the end of fiscal year 2016, and are supporting our partner countries to increase national pediatric ART coverage.
- USAID stands firmly with, and for, key populations. When one community member is stigmatized or unable to access services due to discrimination the health and human dignity of everyone in that community are threatened. The HIV and AIDS epidemic will not be controlled until stigma and discrimination are eliminated. USAID's new anti-discrimination policy ensures key populations will have equal access to critical HIV and AIDS services.
News and Announcements
- #HIV30x30 Campaign
This year marks USAID's 30-year investment in the fight against HIV and AIDS. As we celebrate this milestone, USAID is actively continuing to effectively test, treat and care for people around the world, setting our sights on achieving zero new HIV infections. To reach the goal of an AIDS-free generation, we must continue to respond to HIV and AIDS with sustainable solutions and shared partnerships. To highlight our achievements over the past 3 decades, USAID's Office of HIV/AIDS is excited to share the World AIDS Day photo mosaic, a culmination of the #HIV30x30 campaign. The campaign began on November 1, and for each day of the month, USAID's Global Health Twitter account posted one photo, graphic or quote – each representing an aspect of USAID's contributions to combating the epidemic.
The images and quotes were crowdsourced from partners, civil societies, advocates and USAID missions from around the world. This photo mosaic is the amalgam of submissions, which come together to represent our global strength in working toward eliminating this global disease. Download a printable version of the #HIV30x30 Mosaic [PDF, 1.6MB].
- Read the World AIDS Day 2016 Presidential Proclamation from President Barack Obama
- Watch a World AIDS Day Message from President Barack Obama
- Explore the White House World AIDS Day 2016 Factsheet
- Discover how PEPFAR Is Saving Lives and Changing the Course of the Epidemic
- Read USAID Administrator Gayle Smith’s World AIDS Day statement
Discover More from Our Partners
- Read about PEPFAR's latest global results [PDF, 389KB]
- Learn more about World AIDS Day activities across the U.S. Government on AIDS.gov
USAID is a proud implementer of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
Last updated: March 09, 2017