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The U.S. government is the world leader in responding to the global pandemic of AIDS.

The U.S. government has made the fight against HIV/AIDS a top priority, not only for humanitarian reasons, but because the HIV/AIDS crisis threatens the prosperity, stability, and development of nations around the world. USAID has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of the U.S. government's response in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. USAID has funded over $3.2 billion since inception of its international HIV/AIDS program in 1986, more than any other public or private organization. USAID currently has HIV/AIDS programs in nearly 100 countries worldwide.

USAID is proud to be a partner in the $15 billion President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, announced by President Bush in 2003. The initiative is focused on achieving the goals of treating at least two million HIV-infected persons with anti-retroviral therapy, preventing seven million new infections, and providing care and support for 10 million persons infected with or affected by HIV, including orphans and vulnerable children in 15 focus countries. These countries, which are home to nearly 50 percent of HIV infections worldwide, are: Botswana, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guyana, Haiti, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zambia.

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