The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Celebrates 20 Years of Unprecedented Global Impact in the Fight to End HIV/AIDS

Written by on January 27, 2023

U.S. Department of StateOffice of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Global Health DiplomacyFor immediate releaseJanuary 28, 2023

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief(PEPFAR) celebrates its 20th anniversary, while honoring the 25 million lives that have been saved worldwide in the fight to end HIV/AIDS as a public health threat. 

On Jan. 28, 2003, President George W. Bush announced the establishment of PEPFAR during the State of the Union Address, leveraging years of HIV/AIDS research, coordinated humanitarian effort, bipartisan support . . .

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