More than 35 million people worldwide are living with HIV. With over 60 years of expertise in preventing and fighting diseases, CDC plays a critical role in helping Ministries of Health in partner countries build strong, sustainable programs that respond effectively to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. CDC provides support to more than 60 countries as a key partner in the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Recent scientific breakthroughs now point the way to achieving an AIDS-free generation, a goal championed by President Obama in his 2013 State of the Union address. CDC, though PEPFAR, is working to achieve that inspiring goal through proven science, smart investments, and shared responsibility with partner countries.
As a science-based public health and disease prevention agency, CDC plays a key role in implementing the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).