Global Statistics

HIV/AIDS affects millions of people worldwide. Learn about the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Civil Rights

If you are living with HIV, you are protected by law from discrimination. Learn more.

Syringe Services Programs

Preventing HIV And Hepatitis Among People Who Inject Drugs And Their Partners

Listen to CDC's 60-second PSA on syringe services programs

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is committed to working with grantees and partners to reduce the spread of HIV and viral hepatitis in the United States.

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Learn about research underway to develop gels, foams, and creams to prevent HIV transmission.

U.S. Government Global AIDS Activities

A number of United States government agencies have come together in the common cause of turning the tide against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. They support a range of activities from research to technical assistance and financial support to other nationsto combat the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. These global activities are coordinated with PEPFAR.


The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S.

HIV Research Activities

Supporting Research to Effectively Prevent, Diagnose, and Treat HIV

In the three decades since the first cases of AIDS were reported, Federal investments in basic, biomedical, behavioral, and social science research have led to numerous HIV prevention interventions and life-saving treatment.

HIV Care and Treatment Activities

Improving Health Outcomes, Preventing New Infections

HIV is a virus that can multiply quickly and damage the body’s immune system, making it hard to fight off infections and cancers. While no cure exists for HIV infection, effective treatment is available. Today, there are more than 30 antiretroviral drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat HIV infection.