Actress Advocates Empowering Young Women & Girls

While presenting at the U.S. Department of State, actress and HIV/AIDS advocate Debra Messing spoke about her passion for creating an AIDS-free generation and the need for collaboration to empower adolescent girls and young women. Learn more» Video»

Date: 06/13/2016 Location: Unknown Location Description: Debra Messing and a little girl © Population Services International

UN High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS

Government leaders, civil society representatives, and many others have come together from around the world to New York for the 2016 United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS. Amb. Birx Statement» Political Declaration» Explanation of Position»


Date: 06/09/2016 Location: New York Description: UN High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS © PEPFAR

$100 Million to Expand Services for Key Populations

PEPFAR announced the creation of a $100 million Key Populations Investment Fund to expand access to HIV prevention and treatment services for key populations. The announcement was delivered during the 2016 United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS. Press Release»

Date: 12/04/2009 Location: Unknown Location Description: Students Light Candles in Shape of AIDS Awareness Red Ribbon © AP Image

In Other News

Delivering the AIDS-Free Generation

PEPFAR and UNAIDS announce that, since 2009, new HIV infections in children have decreased by 60% in 21 African countries. As we celebrate, we envision a greater goal: ending AIDS among children, adolescent girls, and young women by 2020. Framework» Report» Press release»

After Losing His Mother to AIDS, HIV-Positive Boy Finds Hope

At age 7, Tanzanian Gilbert Maiko lost his mother to AIDS. Abandoned by his father, Gilbert went to live with his grandmother. When Gilbert’s health started to noticeably deteriorate, a neighbor advised his aunt to get him tested for HIV. Read more»

Initial FY 2016 Country Operational Plans Approved in Record Time

Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., approves the first six FY 2016 PEPFAR Country Operational Plans in Bangkok, Thailand. Learn more»

Marking the 35th Anniversary of the First Reported AIDS Cases

Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report on five cases of a rare lung infection. A year later, the CDC used the term “AIDS” to describe this condition for the first time. Statement» Op-Ed»

Helping Mothers Have HIV-Free Babies

Irene Nkosi describes her life in two halves, with the first half being “as bad as life can be.” As a young girl in South Africa, Irene experienced abuse, neglect, and sexual violence, leaving her HIV-positive and a young single mother. Read more»

Harnessing the Data Revolution for an AIDS-Free Generation
A data revolution is underway at PEPFAR. We’re using data in transformational ways to prevent more HIV infections and save more lives. Learn More» U.S. Government interagency website managed by the Office of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
and the Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. State Department.
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