These reports are prepared by the Office of the United States Global AIDS Coordinator in collaboration with the United States Departments of State (including the United States Agency for International Development), Defense, Commerce, Labor, Health and Human Services (including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the Office of Global Health Affairs), and the Peace Corps.
Fifteenth Annual Report to Congress (2019)
When the U .S . President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was launched in 2003, an HIV diagnosis was a death sentence in much of the world; entire families and communities were falling ill.
Over the past 16 years, death and despair have been overwhelmingly replaced with vibrant lives and hope . Through the American people’s generosity, the United States has saved more than 17 million lives and prevented millions of HIV infections. Working together with our partners, we have accelerated progress toward controlling the HIV/AIDS pandemic – community by community, county by county, and country by country. PEPFAR has maintained strong bipartisan support across three U.S. presidents and nine U .S . congresses.
In December 2018, the PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018 was signed into law to extend provisions of the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 for an additional five years through 2023. This marks another significant milestone in PEPFAR’s history of lifesaving work – which is enabled through the U.S. Congress’ unwavering commitment to the program and the American people’s compassion and generosity that make PEPFAR possible, never veering from the core focus and ensuring that every U .S . taxpayer dollar is optimally focused for impact.