Counting lives saved from AIDS, 15 years after PEPFAR [infographic]

When the U.S. began a global AIDS relief initiative in 2003, an HIV diagnosis was often a death sentence.

Fifteen years later, the world is closer than ever to ending AIDS, thanks, in large part, to the HIV prevention and treatment efforts of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, known as PEPFAR.

PEPFAR was originally created to deliver lifesaving services in countries hardest hit by HIV/AIDS. Today, the initiative is controlling the pandemic through programs in 60 countries. Join the #PEPFAR15 celebration and see how what once seemed impossible became possible.

Chart listing PEPFAR's top five successes, with illustrations (State Dept./J. Maruszewski)
(State Dept./J. Maruszewski)

This was originally published on May 7, 2018.