July 19, 2012
Profile: The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was established by the United States government in 2003 in response to the global AIDS crisis. PEPFAR partners with countries affected by the AIDS pandemic to improve infrastructure, extend access to health care, and develop educational outreach.
- The U.S. directly supported life-saving antiretroviral treatment for more than 3.9 million men, women and children worldwide as of September 30, 2011.
- PEPFAR directly supported HIV testing and counseling for more than 9.8 million pregnant women in fiscal year 2011. PEPFAR supported antiretroviral drug prophylaxis to prevent mother-to-child transmission for more than 660,000 of these women who tested positive for HIV, allowing approximately 200,000 infants to be born HIV-free.
- PEPFAR directly supported nearly 13 million people with care and support, including more than 4.1 million orphans and vulnerable children, in fiscal year 2011.
- PEPFAR directly supported HIV counseling and testing for more than 40 million people in fiscal year 2011, 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. To date, the U.S. has provided more than $5.8 billion to the Fund. Of the estimated 6.6 million individuals in low- and middle-income countries who currently receive treatment, nearly 5.6 million receive support through PEPFAR bilateral programs, the Global Fund, or both.
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