Forty years ago, on June 5th, the CDC reported on the first five cases of what later became known as AIDS.
“Through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief – and as the largest donor to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria – the U.S. has invested more than $85 billion since 2002 to support HIV programs around the world…All told, these efforts are estimated to have saved more than 20 million lives globally.”U.S. President Joe Biden
In commemorating the fortieth anniversary of AIDS, we honor the more than 32 million men, women, and children that we have lost to AIDS-related illness globally. We also celebrate the more than 38 million people worldwide who are bravely living with HIV around the world.
The U.S. government is taking this important moment to reflect, recommit, reenergize, and reengage. Working together with our many partners across America and around the globe, through programs like PEPFAR, we rededicate ourselves to the goal of ending the HIV epidemic everywhere.
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Read our latest fact sheet and global results: