USAID extends help from the American people to achieve results for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world. This includes combating maternal and child mortality and deadly diseases like HIV, malaria and tuberculosis

Since its inception in 2003, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is unquestionably the world’s leader in responding to the global HIV/AIDS crisis. Through PEPFAR, the U.S. has supported a world safer and more secure from infectious disease threats. They have demonstrably strengthened the global capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to new and existing risks – which ultimately enhances global health security and protects America’s borders.

Originally conceived as a compassionate effort to deliver life-saving services in countries hardest hit by HIV/AIDS, PEPFAR is now also undertaking the challenge of controlling the pandemic. It is the iconic brand of U.S. government engagement in health, development, security, and diplomacy, unparalleled in its capacity to deliver clear, measurable, and transformative results and impact.

Since 1986, USAID’s HIV/AIDS program has been on the forefront of the global AIDS crisis. As a key implementer of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), USAID provides global leadership; supports country-led efforts; and applies science, technology and innovation to support the implementation of cost-effective, sustainable and appropriately integrated HIV/AIDS interventions at scale to achieve HIV/AIDS epidemic control.

Through PEPFAR, more than 11.5 million people are on life-saving antiretroviral treatment; 74.3 million people receive HIV testing and counseling, including more than 11.5 million pregnant women; 6.2 million orphans and vulnerable children receive care and support; and more than 1 million adolescent girls and young women are reached with comprehensive HIV prevention interventions.