Achieving, Sustaining HIV/AIDS ‘Epidemic Control’ Vital Goal For PEPFAR, Donor Countries

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Controlling the HIV/AIDS Epidemic by 2020 Will Not End U.S. Responsibilities in Severely Affected Countries
Mead Over, senior fellow, and Roxanne Oroxom, research associate, both with CGD, discuss epidemic control of HIV/AIDS, which PEPFAR defines as “occurring ‘when the total number of new HIV infections falls below the total number of deaths from all causes among HIV-infected individuals.'” They conclude, “Reaching epidemic control, by suppressing AIDS mortality and pushing new HIV infections even lower, is the most policy-relevant HIV/AIDS objective for the governments of recipient countries, and therefore for donors like PEPFAR. It is an essential milestone on the road to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic” (9/29).

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