Partnering to Achieve Epidemic Control in India

Date: 07/28/2016 Description: India PEPFAR logo - State Dept Image

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The United States is proud to support India’s leadership in the global HIV/AIDS response. PEPFAR provides technical assistance in India to maximize the quality, coverage, and impact of the national HIV/AIDS response. Working together with the Government of India, the private sector, civil society, and other development partners, PEPFAR is supporting efforts to strengthen national capacity to implement and evaluate HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs at all levels. Specific priorities include the following:


  • Improving access to the continuum of quality care for key and vulnerable populations, orphans and vulnerable children, and people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Strengthening the national health system to improve HIV-program outcomes through investments in laboratory systems strengthening, human resource capacity building, and health information systems
  • Supporting the development of national policies and guidelines to improve program quality and sustainability   


HIV/AIDS in India1

Number of people living with HIV (all ages), 2015


Deaths due to AIDS (all ages), 2015


Number of orphans due to AIDS (0-17), 2015   


Estimated antiretroviral treatment coverage (adults ages 15+), 2015


Estimated percentage of pregnant women living with HIV who receive antiretroviral medications for PMTCT, 2015



Saving Lives

In 2016, PEPFAR supported the following achievements in India:

  • Life-saving antiretroviral treatment for 97,063 people 
  • Testing and counseling for 113,892 people
  • Reached 78,159 members of key populations with individual/small-group HIV preventative, evidence-based interventions

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

PEPFAR Planned Funding in India2

FY 2016: $21 million

For complete fiscal year trends, please see the PEPFAR Dashboards

1. UNAIDS. (2015). India: 2015 Country factsheets. Retrieved from

2. Data reflect information available on the PEPFAR Dashboards and, which represents 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.