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Over the past 20 years, PEPFAR has had remarkable lifesaving results. As of September 30, 2022, the U.S. President Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) supported antiretroviral treatment for 20.1 million people.

PEPFAR has enabled 5.5 million babies to be born HIV-free to mothers living with HIV. The program has provided critical care and support for 7 million orphans, vulnerable children, and their caregivers so they can survive and thrive.

PEPFAR has helped prevent HIV infection in men and boys, including by supporting 30 million voluntary medical male circumcisions in east and Southern Africa. Since 2015, new HIV diagnoses among adolescent girls and young women have declined in all geographic areas implementing the PEPFAR-led DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe) public-private partnership.

PEPFAR’s investments also strengthen the systems that drive effective, efficient, and sustainable health care. PEPFAR has helped train 340,000 health care workers to deliver and improve HIV care and other health services, creating a lasting health system for partner countries to confront other current and future health challenges.

U.S. Department of State

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