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