Dozens of countries left out of new PEPFAR strategy, threatening the global AIDS response
1 December 2017. Related: Treatment access.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson yesterday unveiled the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) “Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control (2017-2020)” at the United Nations General Assembly. The plan includes a greater push toward epidemic control in 13 target countries, but takes the foot off the gas for more than 37 countries PEPFAR does not designate as ‘priority,’ leaving behind millions of people living with HIV due to a lack of resources and a waning commitment to evidence-based strategies.