U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Discusses PEPFAR’s New HIV Treatment Results In Briefing
U.S. Department of State: Briefing on the Release of New HIV Treatment Results From the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief on its 15th Anniversary
In this teleconference briefing transcript, Deborah L. Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy, discusses the release of PEPFAR’s new HIV treatment results. Birx notes, “[T]oday we announce 14 million men, women, and children on treatment. … [I]n addition to the 14 million lives saved that are on life-saving treatment, we also prevented infections of over 2.2 million babies, and I think you know that we care for over six million — 6.4 million orphans and vulnerable children” (5/16).