Partnership to Fight HIV/AIDS in Botswana

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Date: 03/26/2015 Description: Bostwana PEPAR Logo © Logofiles

The United States (U.S.) is proud to support Botswana‘s leadership in the global HIV/AIDS response. With strong support from the national government, civil society, and development partners, Botswana has made notable progress toward epidemic control – the point at which new HIV infections have decreased and fall below the number of AIDS-related deaths. PEPFAR collaborates with the Government of Botswana to maximize the quality, coverage, and impact of the national response to HIV/AIDS. PEPFAR investments are aligned with national priorities and support interventions known to be most effective in preventing HIV transmission. Specific priorities include:

  • Preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) and supporting Option B+
  • Scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC)
  • Strengthening HIV testing and counseling
  • Targeting treatment, care, and support for key and vulnerable populations
  • Reducing TB/HIV co-infection
  • Averting gender-based violence
  • Strengthening local capacity


HIV/AIDS in Botswana

 

Number of people living with HIV (all ages), 20131

320,000

Deaths due to AIDS (all ages), 20131

5,800

Number of orphans due to AIDS (0-17), 20131

96,000

Estimated antiretroviral (ARV) coverage (adults ages 15+), 20142

79%

Estimated percentage of pregnant women living with HIV who receive ARVs for PMTCT, 20142

 

>95%

In 2014, PEPFAR’s co-investment in support of the Government of Botswana and implementing partners has contributed to the following achievements:

Saving Lives

  • Life-saving antiretroviral treatment for 2,637 people
  • VMMC for HIV prevention for 13,893 men
  • Testing and counseling for 116,604 people
  • Care and support for 15,836 OVC affected by HIV/AIDS

Get the most up-to-date data on program results, expenditures, and planned funding at Data.pepfar.net.

PEPFAR Planned Funding in Botswana, Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2013 (USD in Millions)3

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

$24.5

$51.8

$54.9

$76.2

$93.2

$92.1

$87.0

$84.4

$75.9

$60.8



  1. UNAIDS. (2013). Botswana: HIV and AIDS estimates. Retrieved February 9, 2015, from http://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/epidocuments/BWA.pdf.
     
  2. UNAIDS. (2014). The gap report. Geneva, Switzerland: Author.
     
  3. Data represent only planned new bilateral funding approved in the PEPFAR Country Operational Plans each fiscal year, and do not include any prior year funds approved for implementation. The total programmatic funding level for a fiscal year plan may include both the new bilateral funds as well as prior year available funds, which is not reflected.


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