Global HIV & Tuberculosis

Two Epidemics. One Mission.

graphic stating that 37 Million People are living with HIV Graphic showing that 10 million people develop active TB each yearGraphic displaying that nearly 2 Billion people are infected with TB

Global HIV and TB Response

HIV and tuberculosis (TB) are the world’s two most deadly infectious diseases. Additionally, these two epidemics are tragically interconnected, as TB is the leading cause of death for those living with HIV.

CDC’s Division of Global HIV & TB, through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Reliefexternal icon, is tackling these two epidemics to produce the greatest impact. Our experts are working on the front lines in more than 45 countries and regions around the globe, focused on a single mission: to fight these diseases and, ultimately, bring an end to the dual epidemics of HIV and TB worldwide.

A visual map of DGHTs country and regional offices


Our Results

Worldwide, HIV and TB are a deadly combination.
CDC and partners are making a powerful impact
against these two diseases.

*Other USG agencies may have also contributed

**As of Sept 30, 2018

***FY2018 | ****Cumulative through Sept 30, 2018

Sources: U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)external icon

CDC’s Contributions

Antiretroviral Treatment for Men, Women, and Children

Antiretroviral Treatment for Men, Women, and Children**

PEPFAR: 14.6 Million

CDC: 8.2 Million

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcisions (VMMC)

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcisions (VMMC)****

PEPFAR: 18.9 Million

CDC: 9.4 Million

People Who Received a Positive HIV Test Result

People Who Received a
Positive HIV Test Result**

PEPFAR: 3.2 Million

CDC: 1.7 Million

HIV-Positive Persons Screened in Care for TB

HIV-Positive Persons Screened in Care for TB***

PEPFAR: 11.3 Million

CDC: 6.5 Million

Antiretroviral Treatment to Prevent Mother-to-child Transmission

Antiretroviral Treatment to Prevent Mother-to-child Transmission***

PEPFAR: 813,000+

CDC: 461,000+

Sources: U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)external icon

*Other USG agencies may have also contributed to some of these achievements **As of Sept 30, 2018 ***FY2018 ****Cumulative through Sept 30, 2018

What’s New
CDC Experts in Action
Feature

CDC Experts in Action

DGHT is home to one of the largest cadres of public health experts – including epidemiologists, health economists, and medical officers.

Image of a CDC Scientist looking at a TB lung through an X-Ray
Resources

Issue Briefs

Learn more about how CDC is leading the way in evidence-based HIV and TB interventions across the globe.

DGHTs impact flow chart
Infographic

CDC’s Contributions and Impact

New data highlights CDC’s contributions, as part of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, toward global efforts to control the HIV and TB epidemics.

CDC On the frontlines
Gallery

CDC: On the Frontlines

CDC and photo documentarian Thom Pierce went to the epicenter of the global HIV and TB epidemics in South Africa to capture the faces and stories of those at the forefront of CDC’s global response against these diseases.

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