The United States' President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (Emergency Plan/PEPFAR) works to combat HIV/AIDS around the world. Bilateral programs include a special emphasis on 15 focus countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia that account for approximately one-half of the world's estimated 33 million HIV infections. In these focus countries over 5 years, the Emergency Plan has set goals of supporting prevention of 7 million new infections, supporting treatment for 2 million HIV-infected people, and supporting care for 10 million individuals, including orphans and vulnerable children and people living with HIV/AIDS.
To reach these ambitious goals, the Emergency Plan is implementing the most complex and diverse prevention, treatment and care strategy in the world. The lessons learned from the intensive application of the Emergency Plan strategy in the focus countries are now being extended to other PEPFAR nations, helping to fuel transformation of HIV/AIDS responses in nations around the world.