Partnering to Achieve Epidemic Control in Guyana

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

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The United States is proud to support Guyana’s leadership in the global HIV/AIDS response. In partnership with the Government of Guyana, PEPFAR is transitioning from providing direct support for health services to technical assistance as the Government of Guyana increases its monetary and programmatic investments in the national HIV/AIDS response.

 

 

PEPFAR will continue to align investments with national priorities and coordinate with the Government of Guyana; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; civil society; and other partners to reduce new infections and save lives. Specific priorities include

  • Enhancing the quality of HIV care and treatment services for key populations by working with community-based organizations to expand HIV testing and counseling and to improve treatment adherence and retention 
  • Implementing time-limited investments to strengthen systems crucial to delivering HIV services, including surveillance, health information systems, and supply chain management
  • refocusing PEPFAR resources to save lives and sustainably control the HIV/AIDS epidemic by scaling up interventions in the highest-burden areas – in line with the UNAIDS Fast-Track strategy and 90-90-90 targets for 20101, 2

 

HIV/AIDS in Guyana

Number of people living with HIV (all ages), 20143

9,700

Deaths due to AIDS (all ages), 20143

<200

Number of orphans due to AIDS (0-17), 20143   

N/A

Estimated antiretroviral treatment coverage (adults ages 15+), 20144

45%

Estimated percentage of pregnant women living with HIV who receive antiretroviral medications for PMTCT, 20144

61%

 

Saving Lives

In 2015, PEPFAR supported the following achievements in Guyana:

  • Life-saving antiretroviral treatment for 2,981 people
  • Testing and counseling for 12,284 people
  • Care and support for 1,056 orphans and vulnerable children 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 Guyana, 2004-2015 (USD in Millions)5

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

$13

$19

$22

$28

$24

$21

$18

$15

$12

$10

$7

$5


1. Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy. (2014). PEPFAR 3.0 - Controlling the epidemic: Delivering on the promise of an AIDS-free generation. Washington, DC: Author.

2. UNAIDS. (2014). 90-90-90: An ambitious treatment target to help end the AIDS epidemic. Geneva. Author.

3. UNAIDS. (2014). Guyana: HIV and AIDS estimates. Retrieved December 8, 2016, from http://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/epidocuments/GUY.pdf

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

5. 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.


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