World AIDS Day 2012: PEPFAR’s Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton greets Florence Ngobeni-Allen, ambassador for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Nov. 29, 2012, during a ceremony in recognition of World AIDS Day, where she released the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Blueprint for Creating an AIDS- Free Generation. At right U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Eric P. Goosby. [AP Photo]

About the Author: Ambassador Eric Goosby serves as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator.

Success motivates action. All of us are much more willing to continue to invest in something that has produced results than in something that hasn’t.

As we approach World AIDS Day, we now have a tremendous track record of success from U.S. investments in fighting global AIDS. A decade ago, an HIV diagnosis in Africa was essentially a death sentence. Today, through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the American people support nearly 5.1 million people on antiretroviral treatment. That treatment is the difference between life and death, allowing people to continue to raise and provide for their families — and build their nations.

Seeking to build on this success, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called for PEPFAR to develop what she called a “Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation.” She asked us to provide the next Congress,… more »

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