What is PEPFAR?
The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is a U.S. government global initiative to control the HIV/AIDS pandemic. It is the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease. Over the past decade, the U.S. government has committed more than $70 billion to bilateral HIV/AIDS programs, the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and bilateral tuberculosis programs. To achieve an AIDS-free generation, PEPFAR works closely with a variety of stakeholders including partner countries, multilateral organizations, civil society, people living with and affected by HIV, and the public and private sectors.
HIV and AIDS in the Kyrgyz Republic
Eastern Europe and Central Asia is one of only two regions in the world where the HIV epidemic continues to grow. UNAIDS estimates indicate that there are over 8,100 people living with HIV in Kyrgyz Republic (UNAIDS HIV and AIDS estimates for 2015). Due to under-testing of higher risk, key populations (KPs), the true number of PLHIV is estimated to be significantly larger. While collaborating with the government of the Kyrgyz Republic, multilateral partners, civil society organizations, and other development partners, PEPFAR will continue to scale up essential services toward achievement of the UNAIDS 90/90/90 targets in PEPFAR focus Sub-National Units (SNUs) in Kyrgyzstan.