HIV/AIDS

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The push for COVID-19 vaccines is helping fight other diseases

A 2005 discovery at a U.S. university led to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. The same technology also holds promise for fighting other illnesses.
Group of girls posing with DREAMS sign (© Sauti)

Working toward an AIDS-free future for girls in Africa

Girls and young women account for 74% of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. The DREAMS initiative is reducing that number.
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U.S. supports transgender health clinics in India

For the past three years, the U.S. Consulate General Kolkata has helped foster public-private relationships to bring transgender health clinics to India.
Girl in foreground, women holding AIDS ribbons (© Bikas Das/AP Images)

On World AIDS Day, looking to finish the fight

World AIDS Day is a time to redouble efforts to eradicate the disease and HIV. Learn how the U.S. is attacking them on multiple fronts.
Doctor giving injection to boy in school gym with two other medical professionals (© AP Images)

COVID-19 vaccine research builds on U.S. successes

The United States has a long history of developing vaccines and providing humanitarian assistance to fight infectious diseases worldwide.

The U.S. role in global health security [video]

The United States leads in fighting diseases worldwide. Learn more about how the United States and its partners are tackling COVID-19 and other diseases.
Woman in pink gloves and lavender protective gear putting capped bottles into large container (U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sergeant Michael Walters)

U.S. military has long worked to stop contagions

Learn how the U.S. military has deployed its resources throughout its history to help the rest of the world fight off global pandemics.
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U.S. leadership on global health is unmatched

Learn how the U.S. government has spent the last four decades responding to international pandemics and supporting people in the affected countries.
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PEPFAR gives hope … and health [video]

The U.S. global AIDS relief initiative PEPFAR has helped millions of people since it was created in 2003. Meet one of them.