Funding and Results

Launched in 2003 by President George W. Bush with strong bipartisan support from the U.S. Congress, and stengthened significantly by President Obama, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is America’s commitment to fighting the global AIDS epidemic. Through shared responsibility and smart investments, PEPFAR is saving lives, building more secure families and helping to stabilize fragile nations. With the generous support of the American people, the U.S. Government has committed more than $52 billion to bilateral HIV/AIDS programs, the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and bilateral TB programs through Fiscal Year (FY) 2013.
PEPFAR’s success is measured in lives improved and saved.
  • As of September 30, 2013, PEPFAR is supporting life-saving antiretroviral treatment for 6.7 million men, women, and children worldwide. This exceeds President Obama’s 2011 World AIDS Day goal of 6 million people on treatment -- and represents nearly a four-fold increase (from 1.7 million in 2008) since the start of this Administration.
  • In FY 2013, PEPFAR supported HIV testing and counseling for more than 57.7 million people in FY 2013, providing a critical entry point to prevention, treatment, and care. Of those receiving PEPFAR-supported HIV testing and counseling, more than 12.8 million were pregnant women. For the 780,000 of these women who tested positive for HIV, PEPFAR provided antiretroviral medications to prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of the virus. Due to PEPFAR support, 95 percent of these babies were born HIV-free (including 240,000 that would otherwise have been infected).
  • Over the past two years, over 1.5 million HIV-positive pregnant women received interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission and improve maternal health, meeting the President’s 2011 World AIDS Day goal.
  • By the end of 2013, PEPFAR reached the President’s 2011 World AIDS Day goal of directly supporting 4.7 million voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) procedures.
  • PEPFAR supported 17 million people with care and support, including more than 5 million orphans and vulnerable children, in FY 2013.


 Latest PEPFAR Funding Fact Sheet: Shared Responsibility Strengthening Results for an AIDS Free Generation U.S. Government interagency website managed by the Office of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
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