Since the launch of USAID's HIV/AIDS program in 1986, the Agency has been on the forefront of the global AIDS crisis.

Today, with more than 34 million people living with HIV worldwide, USAID is a key partner in the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest and most diverse HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment initiative in the world.

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

  • Provided lifesaving AIDS treatment to more than 5.1 million people and HIV counseling and testing to more than 46.5 million people.
  • Supported more than 11 million pregnant women with HIV testing and counseling and provided prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services to more than 750,000 HIV-positive women. As a result approximately 230,000 infants were born free of HIV.
  • Reached nearly 15 million people with care and support, including more than 4.5 million orphans and vulnerable children.
  • Supported approximately 2 million male circumcision procedures worldwide cumulatively.

Our Work: Learn more about our efforts in the fight against HIV & AIDS [PDF, 183KB]. 

Celebrating Global Female Condoms: On September 12, 2012, the world commemorated the first ever global female condom day. Read about our latest research from PATH.

It Takes A Village. Empowering Communities to Fight HIV: Read about USAID's long history in working with communities in combating HIV & AIDS.

Reflections and Impressions from AIDS 2012: Read our insights from this year's conference in D.C.

AIDS 2012In July 2012, the 19th International AIDS conference took place in Washington, DC – a unique opportunity to highlight the progress and challenges in the fight against HIV/AIDS. See how USAID participated and check out our latest resources.

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Last updated: February 28, 2013

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