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.
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcisions
PEPFAR: 25.3 Million
CDC: 13 Million
People Who Received a
Positive HIV Test Result**
PEPFAR: 2.7 Million
CDC: 1.6 Million
HIV-Positive Persons Screened in Care for TB***
PEPFAR: 13.6 Million
CDC: 8.1 Million
Antiretroviral Treatment to
Prevent Mother-to-child Transmission***
*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
To learn more about CDC’s leading role in the global HIV/TB response, please view the additional resources below.
Visit the PEPFAR website to learn how PEPFAR and CDC are leading efforts to control the HIV epidemic worldwide.
The HIV overview provides a historical look at CDC’s leadership, reach, innovation and impact in the global fight against HIV.
An overview of CDC’s global efforts and return on investments in responding to one of the world’s greatest health threats.