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Summary

  • The U.S. government theme for World AIDS Day 2019 is Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community.
  • In advance of World AIDS Day, on November 25 Ambassador-at-Large Deborah L. Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, announced the latest life-saving results achieved through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
  • PEPFAR has saved more than 18 million lives, prevented millions of HIV infections, and transformed the global HIV/AIDS epidemic from crisis toward control.
  • Several African countries are on track to control their HIV epidemic by the end of 2020, highlighting the significant strides made under the administration’s PEPFAR Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control (2017-2020).

New PEPFAR World AIDS Day 2019 Resources

U.S. Department of State

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