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USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS works with partners to keep families and communities free of HIV and AIDS.
USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS works with partners to keep families and communities free of HIV and AIDS.
Photo credit: Ilsa Diasty/World Relief Indonesia

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) established its HIV and AIDS portfolio in 1986. Since then, the Office of HIV/AIDS has expanded tremendously – in parallel with the epidemic. Over the course of 30 years, USAID has positioned itself as a technical leader for the field, leveraging strategic partnerships to help improve HIV and AIDS care and treatment and strengthen health systems around the world. As a key implementer of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), USAID has a unique advantage in addressing the HIV and AIDS epidemic from a development perspective.

USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS strives for a world where HIV and AIDS are no longer burdens on health and development through a three-pronged mission:

  • Providing global leadership to maximize impact of USAID’s overall response to HIV and AIDS
  • Supporting country-led efforts to combat complex challenges of HIV and AIDS, catalyzing USAID’s broad health and development competence/capability and specialized HIV and AIDS technical expertise
  • Applying science, technology and innovation to support the implementation of cost-effective, sustainable and appropriately integrated HIV and AIDS interventions at scale

USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS has a strong infrastructure consisting of eight divisions:

  • Budget and Operations
  • Prevention, Care and Treatment
  • Priority Populations and Integration Rights
  • Research
  • Strategic Coordination and Communications
  • Strategic Information, Evaluation and Informatics
  • Supply Chain for Health
  • Systems and Program Sustainability

These focus areas work collaboratively in order to help achieve the vision of reaching sustainable control of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Across the office, technical expertise and global field support are concentrated on following the technical priorities and areas of emphasis, all with data-driven science at the core:


USAID is a proud implementer of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.