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2014 World AIDS Day Photo Winner
Wendy Tactuk, courtesy of CapacityPlus and IntraHealth International

In honor of World AIDS Day on December 1, 2014, USAID is celebrating our HIV and AIDS work under PEPFAR. In particular, we will be highlighting efforts related to PEPFAR’s theme, “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-Free Generation.”

As the year draws to a close, we look back at the amazing impact that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and our implementing partners have had worldwide. PEPFAR has entered a new phase under new leadership. We have focused our energy on controlling the HIV epidemic in order to achieve a sustainable response. The vision for PEPFAR moving forward is grounded in five key agendas: impact, efficiency, sustainability, partnership, and human rights. We look forward to working together with transparency, accountability and impact toward our goal of an AIDS-free generation.

Women in Africa are disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS and play a critical role in the global response, from doctors, nurse
Credit: Jean-Marc Giboux/Getty Images

News and Announcements

Presidential Proclamation - World AIDS Day, 2014

White House Blog - The White House Observes World AIDS Day 2014

USAID Administrator to Speak at FHI 360 World AIDS Day Event

USAID Blog - Key Populations Essential to Realize AIDS-Free Generation by David Stanton, Director of USAID's Office of HIV/AIDS

USAID Blog - The Intersection of HIV/AIDS and Gender-Based Violence: A Critical Connection by Carla Koppell, Chief Strategy Officer for USAID

PEPFAR 2014 Results

PEPFAR World AIDS Day Announcements:



LINKAGES Launch Event on December 4

LINKAGES is PEPFAR and USAID’s first global project dedicated to key populations (KP): sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM), people who inject drugs, and transgender people. On December 4, the project will host a launch event titled “Rights in Action: Ensuring access to HIV services for men who have sex with men, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and transgender people” at FHI 360’s Academy Hall. USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah will give opening keynote remarks and other presenters and panelists will be coming from a range of organizations, including the United Nations Development Programme, World Health Organization, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Network of Sex Work Projects, the Global Forum on MSM and HIV, FHI 360, Johns Hopkins University, Futures Group, and others. Register and read more about LINKAGES on FHI 360’s website.

USAID Launches HIV and AIDS Flickr Account

USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS is excited to announce the launch of its own Flickr account! The account hosts hundreds of pictures from USAID’s work combatting HIV and AIDS around the globe. To celebrate its launch and World AIDS Day, we held a photo contest. We are pleased to share the winning photo as the header at the top of this page. This beautiful image was submitted by Wendy Tactuk, courtesy of CapacityPlus and IntraHealth International. More of our best photo contest entries can be found in this album.

Get Involved

  • Join us in sharing PEPFAR’s five key agendas: Impact, Efficiency, Sustainability, Partnership, and Human Rights by downloading our social media toolkit [PDF, 2.6MB].

  • Get involved locally! Here in Washington, the D.C. Government is hosting a food drive to benefit Food & Friends, the only DC-area organization that provides specialized nutritious meals, groceries, nutrition counseling and friendship to people living with HIV, cancer and other life-changing illnesses.

  • Join the #FacingAIDS Campaign created by

Our Partners

Read about PEPFAR’s global impacts over the past year.

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Related Resources

Saving Mothers, Giving Life Year 1 Report [PDF, 1.4MB]

Saving Mothers, GIving Life Phase 2 Launch Report [PDF, 3.9]

Technical Brief on Hormonal Contraception and HIV [PDF, 200KB]

Briefing Series on Maternal Mortality and Infectious Diseases

Drug Interactions between Hormonal Contraceptive Methods and Anti-Retroviral medications Used to Treat HIV [PDF, 463KB]

Website Updates

Check out USAID’s brand new Partnerships and Projects page for the latest on our HIV work and implementation goals!

We’ve also updated our technical area pages with new information.

Last updated: July 12, 2021

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