Global HIV/AIDS Organizations

Content From: HIV.govUpdated: September 15, 20234 min read


Who Is Involved in the Global Response to HIV and AIDS?

There are many nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), foundations, and other key partners engaged in the global response to HIV and AIDS. Below are some of the largest NGOs working to prevent new HIV infections and scale up access to treatment and related health services for people with HIV.

The Global Fund

The Global FundExit Disclaimer is a partnership designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria as epidemics. An international organization founded in 2002, the Global Fund mobilizes and invests more than US$4 billion a year to fight the deadliest infectious diseases, challenge the injustice that fuels them, and strengthens health systems in more than 100 countries. The Fund works in partnership with governments, civil society, technical agencies, the private sector, and people affected by the diseases to challenge barriers and embrace innovation..The Global Fund raises funds on a three-year cycle, bringing longer term predictability in the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria and in reinforcing resilient and sustainable systems for health. Governments, the private sector and nongovernmental organizations pledge funds to support our mission. The Global Fund provides 30% of all international financing for HIV programs and has invested $24.2 billion in programs to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS as of June 2022. Since 2020, the Global Fund has also stepped up to support countries to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the HIV response.

International AIDS Society

Founded in 1988, the International AIDS SocietyExit Disclaimer (IAS) is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 170 countries. IAS convenes, educates and advocates for a world in which HIV no longer presents a threat to public health and individual well-being. After the emergence of HIV and AIDS, concerned scientists created the IAS to bring together experts from across the world and disciplines to promote a concerted HIV response. Today, the IAS and its members unite scientists, policy makers and activists to galvanize the scientific response, build global solidarity and enhance human dignity for all those living with and affected by HIV. The IAS also hosts the world’s most prestigious HIV conferences: the International AIDS Conference, the IAS Conference on HIV Science and the HIV Research for Prevention Conference. For more information, visit www.iasociety.orgExit Disclaimer.


The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDSExit Disclaimer (UNAIDS) is an international organization that leads the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development GoalsExit Disclaimer. The organization provides strategic direction, advocacy, coordination, and technical support to help catalyze and connect leadership from governments, the private sector, and communities to deliver life-saving HIV services. It generates strategic information and analysis that increases the understanding of the state of the HIV epidemic and progress made at the local, national, regional, and global levels. It also leads the world’s most extensive data collection on HIV epidemiology, program coverage, and finance and publishes the most authoritative and up-to-date information on the global HIV epidemic. UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizationsExit Disclaimer—UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank—and works closely with global and national partners to achieve its mission.

World Health Organization

The World Health OrganizationExit Disclaimer (WHO) is a United Nations agency that connects nations, partners and people to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable so that all individuals can attain the highest level of health. Within WHO, the Department of Global HIV, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections ProgrammesExit Disclaimer (WHO/HHS) leads the development and implementation of the global health sector strategy on the elimination of these three diseases as public health threats. WHO/HHS develops global evidenced-based guidelines and provides technical support to address public health gaps and challenges common to the three diseases. Visit WHO’s HIV/AIDS health topic pageExit Disclaimer for more country-specific information, data, and more.


The Kaiser Family FoundationExit Disclaimer (KFF) is a nonprofit organization focusing on national health issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. KFF’s global health policy workExit Disclaimer focuses on providing the latest data and information on the U.S. role in global health to offer a comprehensive picture of the U.S. global health policy landscape, focusing on key issues facing policymakers, journalists, non-governmental organizations, and others working in the global health arena. In the area of HIV policy, KFF conducts research and analysis on current HIV-related policy issues, with a focus on the U.S. government’s response to the epidemic domestically and around the world. It also maintains a dashboardExit Disclaimer monitoring the status of PEPFAR countries’ progress toward achieving global HIV targets.