Global HIV and TB

Two Epidemics. One Mission.
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Graphic showing that 10 million people develop active TB each year
Graphic 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.

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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, 2021

***FY2021 | ****Cumulative through Sept 30, 2021

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

CDC’s Contributions

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Antiretroviral Treatment for Men, Women, and Children**

PEPFAR: 18.9 Million

CDC: 11.8 Million

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Voluntary Medical Male Circumcisions (VMMC)****

PEPFAR: 27.7 Million

CDC: 14.3 Million

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People Who Received a
Positive HIV Test Result***

PEPFAR: 2.5 Million

CDC: 1.5 Million

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

PEPFAR: 15.5 Million

CDC: 9.5 Million

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

PEPFAR: 756,000

CDC: 481,000

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, 2021 ***FY2021 ****Cumulative through Sept 30, 2021

What’s New
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CDC: On the Frontlines

According to a new analysis, CDC, as part of PEPFAR, continued to make tremendous gains in the fight against HIV in 2021 – even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DGHT Briefs

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

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CDC Experts in Action

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

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Feature Story

Ending HIV from Mother to Child

The Mndvotis live on a farm about 30 miles off the closest major road in this rural area of Eswatini. A road, which itself is approximately 90 miles from the closest town.

Page last reviewed: March 28, 2022, 04:32 PM