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Monday, 23 December 2013

PEPFAR

U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
“The United States of America will remain the global leader in the fight against HIV and
AIDS. We will stand with you every step of this journey until...we achieve, at long last, what
was once hard to imagine -- and that’s an AIDS-free generation.
-
President Barack Obama, December 2, 2013
The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) represents America’s commitment to
saving lives and the shared responsibility of all global partners toward achieving an AIDS-Free Generation.
As of September 30, 2013, PEPFAR is supporting
life-saving antiretroviral
treatment for
6.7 million men, women, and children worldwide.
This far exceeds
President Obama’s 2011 World AIDS Day goal of 6 million people on treatment -- a
four-fold increase
(from 1.7 million in 2008) since the start of this Administration.
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, PEPFAR supported
HIV testing and counseling for more
than 12.8 million pregnant women
. For 780,000 of these women who tested positive
for HIV, PEPFAR provided antiretroviral medications to prevent mother-to-child
transmission (PMTCT) of the virus. Due to PEPFAR support,
95 percent of these
babies were born HIV-free
(including 240,000 that would otherwise have been infected).
 Over
the
past
two
years,
over 1.5 million HIV-positive pregnant
women received these interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission
and improve maternal health, meeting the President’s 2011 World AIDS Day goal.
As of September 30, 2013, PEPFAR will have supported
more than 4.2 million voluntary
medical male circumcision (VMMC) procedures
in east and southern Africa; by the end of
2013, PEPFAR will have reached the President’s 2011 World AIDS Day VMMC goal of
4.7 million
.
PEPFAR supported
17 million people with care and support
, including
more than 5 million orphans and vulnerable children
, in FY 2013.
PEPFAR supported
HIV testing and counseling for more than 57.7 million
people
in FY 2013, providing a critical entry point to prevention, treatment, and care.
The
U.S.
is
the
first
and
largest
donor
to
the
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and
Malaria.
As
a
result
of
the
significant
investment
by
the
U.S.
in
the
Global
Fund,
of
the
estimated
9.7
million
individuals in low- and middle-income countries who currently receive treatment,
nearly
9.1 million
receive support
through PEPFAR bilateral programs, the Global Fund, or both.
www.PEPFAR.gov
Shared Responsibility-Strengthening Results
For An AIDS-Free Generation
2013 PEPFAR Results

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