About the Division of Global HIV and TB

What to know

For nearly four decades, CDC has been a leader in global HIV and tuberculosis (TB) research and response. Our experts work in over 46 countries and regions around the globe toward eliminating the HIV and TB epidemics. CDC is a key implementer of PEPFAR, working with partners to eliminate HIV as a global public health threat by 2030.

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Our mission

To address and ultimately end the dual epidemics of HIV and TB.


Public health systems and security: Provide expert technical assistance in laboratory, clinical infectious disease management, and prevention sciences.

Sustaining the response: Collaborate with ministries of health, civil and faith-based organizations, and other partners to implement HIV and TB programs and support strong, resilient systems to sustain impact.

Transformative partnerships: Establish strong and trusted partnerships with host country governments and multilateral organizations.

Strengthen surveillance: Use world-class epidemiologic, surveillance, and programmatic data to drive efficient, high-impact HIV and TB programs.

Why it matters

As a key implementer of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), CDC plays a unique role in the fight against HIV and TB. CDC brings a combination of scientific and technical expertise and on-the-ground experience.

Today, CDC continues to lead the way in HIV and TB prevention and treatment at home and abroad. CDC uses innovative and data-driven approaches to help eliminate these dual epidemics as global public health threats and, ultimately, save lives.

While the world has made great progress, we urgently need to do more to end HIV. ‎

At CDC, through PEPFAR, we are focused on accelerating HIV treatment and prevention worldwide. By focusing our efforts, we are maximizing the impact of every U.S. dollar spent in the fight against HIV to reach those in greatest need, save the most lives, and help transition countries to full ownership of their HIV response.

We cannot stop now.
Continuing this momentum is critical to achieving PEPFAR's current 5-year strategy to eliminate HIV as a global public health threat by 2030.

Our work

CDC leads the way in global HIV and TB response.

We've come a long way in the global response to the HIV epidemic. Eliminating HIV as a global public health threat is within our grasp. But we need to stay the course.

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With unmatched scientific and technical knowledge and long-standing relationships with ministries of health, CDC is on the frontlines. CDC works in 42 high TB or TB/HIV burden countries to prevent, find, and cure TB.

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Dr. Hank Tomlinson - CDC Global HIV and TB
Hank Tomlinson, Ph.D., Director of the Division of Global HIV & TB
Division of Global HIV & TB
Hank Tomlinson, Ph.D., Director

Dr. Tomlinson guides the management of CDC’s global HIV and TB treatment, care and prevention programs and the division’s 1,800 staff in 45 country offices and headquarters.