Partnering to Achieve Epidemic Control in the Dominican Republic

 

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Date: 03/30/2016 Description: PEPFAR Dominican Republic Logo - State Dept Image

The United States is proud to support the Dominican Republic’s leadership in the global HIV/AIDS response. PEPFAR provides technical assistance in the Dominican Republic to maximize the quality, coverage, and impact of the national HIV/AIDS response, particularly among key and vulnerable populations.

 

Working together with the Government of the Dominican Republic; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund); and other development partners, PEPFAR is aligning investments with national priorities and supporting interventions known to be most effective in preventing HIV transmission. Specific priorities include

 

  • Scaling up HIV combination prevention, care, and treatment activities in five priority provinces among key and vulnerable populations (specifically, men who have sex with men, female sex workers, and migrant populations)
  • Implementing cross-cutting activities to strengthen the national health system, including investments in laboratory strengthening and accreditation, monitoring and evaluation, strategic information, HIV surveillance, and human resources for health

 

HIV/AIDS in the Dominican Republic

Number of people living with HIV (all ages), 20141

69,000

Deaths due to AIDS (all ages), 20141

3,100

Number of orphans due to AIDS (0-17), 20141   

N/A

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

39%

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

75%

 

Saving Lives

In 2015, PEPFAR supported the following achievements in the Dominican Republic:

  • Life-saving antiretroviral treatment for 29,852 people
  • Testing and counseling for 31,817 people
  • Antiretroviral medications for 304 pregnant women living with HIV to reduce mother-to-child transmission

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

PEPFAR Planned Funding in the Dominican Republic, 2007-2015 (USD in Millions)3, 4

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

$7

$8

$8

$15

$16

$9

$15

$13

$15


1. UNAIDS. (2014). Dominican Republic: HIV and AIDS estimates. Retrieved December 8, 2015, from http://www.unaids.org/en/regionscountries/countries/dominicanrepublic/

2. UNAIDS. (2015). How AIDS changed everything. Geneva, Switzerland: Author.

3. Data reflect information available on the PEPFAR Dashboards and PEPFAR.gov, 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.

4. PEPFAR funding in the Dominican Republic began in 2007.


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