Quick Fact

41%

In 2009, young people aged 15–24 accounted for 41% of new HIV infections in people aged 15 and older. See More

The Issues

Abstinence & Fidelity

PEPFAR currently encourages abstinence over proven, comprehensive interventions.

Anti-Prostitution Pledge

Current law requires all organizations that receive PEPFAR funding to explicitly oppose prostitution and sex trafficking.

Comprehensive Prevention Strategy

A comprehensive strategy is the most effective way to prevent HIV.

Conscience Clause

PEPFAR allows recipient organizations to refuse to provide life-saving services.

Gender Strategy

Effective HIV prevention and treatment interventions for women require a woman-centered approach.

Sexual/Reproductive Health & HIV Integration

Linking reproductive health and HIV services increases program effectiveness.