Controlling the Global HIV Epidemic

Four decades after the first cases were reported, HIV is still a leading cause of death and a health threat to millions worldwide. The world has the tools needed to control the HIV epidemic and lay the groundwork for ending this disease. However, many people are not benefiting from the latest scientific advances. Controlling the HIV epidemic requires effective treatment and prevention programs for unreached and vulnerable populations.

As a key implementing partner of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), CDC works side-by-side with ministries of health, civil and faith-based organizations, private sector organizations, and other on-the-ground partners to improve methods for finding, treating, and preventing HIV. The investments made to fight HIV today will save lives and strengthen long-term economic sustainability.

CDC’s Contributions

Antiretroviral Treatment for Men, Women, and Children

Antiretroviral Treatment for
Men, Women,
and Children
**

PEPFAR: 17.2 Million

CDC: 10.5 Million

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcisions (VMMC)

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcisions
(VMMC)****

PEPFAR: 25.3 Million

CDC: 13 Million

People Who Received a Positive HIV Test Result

People Who Received a
Positive HIV Test Result**

PEPFAR: 2.7 Million

CDC: 1.6 Million

HIV-Postive PErsons Screened in CAre for TB

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

PEPFAR: 13.6 Million

CDC: 8.1 Million

Antiretroviral Treatment to Prevent Mother-to-child Transmission

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

PEPFAR: 790,000+

CDC: 483,000+

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, 2020 ***FY2020 ****Cumulative through Sept 30, 2020

Partnering to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Worldwide

CDC’s Dr. Minesh Shah, an internal medicine physician and a medical officer in the Division of Global HIV and Tuberculosis, and Matsepo Mary-Anna Dee Mphafi, an HIV peer counselor in Lesotho with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, discuss their inspiring work to fight HIV around the world as part of PEPFAR.

Accelerating Epidemic Control in South Africa

CDC is supporting Siyenza, a results-oriented initiative that’s laser-focused on scaling up proven public health interventions at the clinical level. Siyenza (an isiZulu word meaning “We are doing it”) is rapidly identifying people living with previously undiagnosed HIV, initiating them on lifesaving antiretroviral treatment, and finding innovative ways to retain them on treatment to achieve suppression of the virus. Read More

Social Media Tools

Shareable social media graphics that highlight the burden of HIV, global progress to date, and CDC’s leadership to help end the epidemic.

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Additional Resources

To learn more about CDC’s leading role in the global HIV/TB response, please view the additional resources below.


Social Media Cards

Shareable social media graphics that highlight the burden of global HIV/TB, progress to date against these twin epidemics, and CDC’s leadership to help end them.

 

PEPFAR

Visit the PEPFAR website to learn how PEPFAR and CDC are leading efforts to control the HIV epidemic worldwide.

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HIV Overview

The HIV overview provides a historical look at CDC’s leadership, reach, innovation and impact in the global fight against HIV.

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HIV Fact Sheet

An overview of CDC’s global efforts and return on investments in responding to one of the world’s greatest health threats.

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PEPFAR15
PEPFAR15 Page describing how pepfar played a critical role in an effort to save millions of lives across the globe

For more than fifteen years, CDC has played a critical role in PEPFAR’s efforts to save millions of lives across the globe.

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