Partnering to Achieve Epidemic Control in Botswana

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Date: 03/26/2015 Description: Bostwana PEPAR Logo © LogofilesThe 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; and 
  • Strengthening local capacity

HIV/AIDS in Botswana

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


Deaths due to AIDS (all ages), 20131


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


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


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


Saving Lives

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

  • Life-saving antiretroviral treatment for 2,637 people;
  • VMMC for HIV prevention for 13,893 men;
  • Testing and counseling for 116,604 people; and
  • 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

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





















  1. UNAIDS. (2013). Botswana: HIV and AIDS estimates. Retrieved February 9, 2015, from
  2. UNAIDS. (2014). The gap report. Geneva, Switzerland: Author.
  3. Data reflect information available on the PEPFAR Dashboards, which represent planned new bilateral funding initially approved in the PEPFAR Country Operational Plans/Regional Operational Plans (COPs/ROPs) each fiscal year.  As additional funding may be approved and made available after the initial COPs/ROPs submission, or to PEPFAR-supported countries that are not required to submit an annual COP/ROP, data on the Dashboards may not represent the final PEPFAR programmatic funding level in countries each fiscal year. 
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