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Washington, DC - Each year on World AIDS Day, The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) announces its latest results. Since 2013, PEPFAR support in key program areas has expanded, including an increase in the number of people receiving live-saving antiretroviral treatment, pregnant woman receiving testing and counseling, and voluntary medical male circumcisions performed for HIV risk reduction.

PEPFAR is now differentiating the type of support provided to beneficiaries, recognizing the greater share of investment made by financial collaboration countries to reach these results. We congratulate countries, including Botswana, Namibia, and the Republic of South Africa, for their expanded leadership in this regard.

The majority of people that PEPFAR directly supports with antiretroviral treatment are in low-income countries.

For 749,313 of the women who tested positive for HIV, PEPFAR provided antiretroviral medications to prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of the virus. Due to PEPFAR support, 95 percent of these babies were born HIV-free(including 240,000 that would otherwise have been infected).

Over the past two years, over 1.5 million HIV-positive pregnant women received prevention and treatment services to prevent mother-to-child transmission and improve maternal health.

For more information about PEPFAR’s World AIDS Day announcements, visit