2018 marks the 15th anniversary of PEPFAR — the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. In that time millions of men, women and children have received lifesaving antiretroviral treatment to manage the virus and lead healthy, productive lives. Others have avoided getting AIDS in the first place.
Progress has been made, but there is more work to do. As U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Deborah Birx said, “The U.S. government continues to lead the way in the HIV/AIDS response … but no one country alone can end the AIDS pandemic.”