Quick Fact

72%

Young women constitute 72% of those aged 15-to-24 infected with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. 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.