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New KFF Analysis Finds 40 Out of 46 PEPFAR Countries Have Met At Least One HIV Target, Though No Countries Have Met All Progress Measures

A new KFF analysis finds that across 46 PEPFAR countries and among six different indicators of progress, the majority (40) has met at least one target, 17 countries have met at least half of the targets, and one country has met five targets. No country has met all targets and six have not met any target.

The analysis is part of a dashboard that provides a detailed look at progress being made to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in countries where PEPFAR operates and will be updated over time. It examines six different indicators of progress, including PEPFAR’s epidemic control target (the point at which the total number of new HIV infections falls below the total number of deaths from all causes among HIV-infected individuals), UNAIDS global “90-90-90” targets (90% of people living with HIV know their status, 90% of people who know their status are accessing treatment, and 90% of people on treatment have suppressed viral loads), and two other HIV incidence-based targets.

This dashboard pulls together the latest available country data to make it easier to assess where countries stand in their progress toward achieving global HIV/AIDS targets.

The dashboard also highlights the 13 high-burden countries targeted by PEPFAR and key trends over time. In the 13 high-burden countries targeted by PEPFAR, the analysis found that only a few have met global targets, but most countries have made improvements over time. While PEPFAR may be the largest donor government program in many countries, it does not work in isolation and numerous actors also contribute to the HIV/AIDS response.

This dashboard reflects all 46 countries’ progress prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, which could impact their progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS and PEPFAR’s response.

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