From July 29 – August 2, PEPFAR is joining partners, advocates, researchers, thought leaders, and others from around the world at the 24th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022) in Montreal, Canada. The theme of AIDS 2022 is “Re-engage and Follow the Science.” PEPFAR is doing just that by saving and improving tens of millions of lives, supporting dozens of countries to dramatically expand broader access to health care within their populations, reaching those left behind, leveraging partnerships for sustainability, and bringing us closer than ever to ending HIV/AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
When PEPFAR began, only 50,000 people in Africa were on lifesaving HIV treatment. Today, after more than 19 years, PEPFAR supports nearly 19 million men, women, and children with life-saving HIV treatment and has saved over 21 million lives, prevented millions of HIV infections, and helped revolutionize the global HIV/AIDS response. We have also invested billions of dollars in strengthening the systems that drive effective, efficient, and sustainable health care – supporting laboratories, health care workers, and supply chains to improve the ability of countries with sizable HIV/AIDS burdens to swiftly address outbreaks, including Ebola, H1N1, cholera, COVID-19, and now monkeypox.
The U.S. government is deeply committed to ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic and advancing global progress toward the UN Sustainable Development Goal target of ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic as a public health threat by 2030. A strong, global coalition of people with lived HIV experiences, government leaders at all levels across the world, community advocates, health care workers, public health professionals, NGOs, and other domestic and international partners have dramatically increased access to revolutionary HIV treatment and prevention tools and strengthened the national and global responses to other infectious diseases and outbreaks.
PEPFAR builds bridges by leveraging the power of partnerships to work closely with foreign governments, the private sector, philanthropic organizations, multilateral institutions, civil society and faith-based organizations, and people living with HIV/AIDS. Through these partnerships, PEPFAR accelerates progress and promotes the long-term sustainability of the HIV/AIDS response. For the first time in modern history, we have the opportunity to control a pandemic without a vaccine or a cure, laying the groundwork for eventually eliminating or eradicating HIV.
At AIDS 2022, PEPFAR will release new resources and announcements about the impressive progress the program is making toward ending HIV/ AIDS.
PEPFAR Announcements at AIDS 2022
- July 28, 2022: PEPFAR 2022 Annual Meeting Award Winners
- July 29, 2022: PEPFAR Shows Impact with 5.5 Million Babies Born HIV-Free Due to Comprehensive Program Efforts
- July 29, 2022: [729 KB]
- August 8, 2022: Joint Press Statement – The Government of Botswana and PEPFAR Celebrate a Milestone in Botswana’s HIV Response
PEPFAR Sessions and Sessions of Interest at AIDS 2022
Friday, July 29
9:00 – 10:30 AM – AIDS 2022 Opening Session (Room 220d/e/Channel 1)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – ASK THE EXPERT: Approaches to HIV Case Finding in the Context of Reaching 95/95/95 (Expo Hall Booth #320)
12:00 – 2:00 PM – ASK THE EXPERT: Women’s Health: Go Further Cervical Cancer Partnership & PMTCT (Expo Hall Booth #320)
2:00 – 4:00 PM: ASK THE EXPERT: Community Feedback through Community-Led Monitoring (CLM) (Expo Hall Booth #320)
Saturday, July 30
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – ASK THE EXPERT: Lab Innovations (including COVD-19 Support) (Expo Hall Booth #320)
12:00 – 2:00 PM – ASK THE EXPERT: MenStar Coalition (Expo Hall Booth #320)
2:00 – 4:00 PM – ASK THE EXPERT: Pediatric Programs – The Next Frontier! (Expo Hall Booth #320)
4:00 – 5:00 PM – ASK THE EXPERT: Monkeypox, Status Neutral, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Syndemics, and HIV Self-Testing (Expo Hall Booth #320)
Sunday, July 31
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: ASK THE EXPERT: What’s New in Key Populations (KP) Programs? (Expo Hall Booth #320)
12:00 – 2:00 PM – ASK THE EXPERT: What’s New in Adult Treatment Models? (Expo Hall Booth #320)
2:00 – 4:00 PM – ASK THE EXPERT: Data Systems for Maintaining Epidemic Control (Expo Hall Booth #320)
Monday, August 1
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – ASK THE EXPERT: Prevention – Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
12:00 – 2:00 PM – ASK THE EXPERT: What’s New in Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC)? (Expo Hall Booth #320)
2:00 – 4:00 PM – ASK THE EXPERT: Tuberculosis (TB) (Expo Hall Booth #320)
4:00 – 5:00 PM – ASK THE EXPERT: HHS “I am a Work of ART” Campaign, Viral Suppression, and Undetectable = Unstranmitable (U=U) (Expo Hall Booth #320)
Tuesday, August 2
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – ASK THE EXPERT: DREAMS (Programming and Partnership) (Expo Hall Booth #320)
12:00 – 2:00 PM – ASK THE EXPERT: Gender-Based Violence and Response (Expo Hall Booth #320)