Approximately 36.9 million people are currently living with HIV, and tens of millions of people have died of related causes since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Many of those living with HIV, or at risk of infection, lack access to prevention, treatment and care.
In 2003, President George W. Bush proposed the President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) to expand U.S. efforts to address the global AIDS crisis. The PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018 would extend PEPFAR’s authorization for an additional five years, through Fiscal Year 2023.
- Introduced in the House: August 3, 2018
- Introduced in the Senate: September 18, 2018
- Passed in the House: November 13, 2018
- Passed in the Senate: November 28, 2018
- Became Public Law No. 115-305: December 11, 2018
- PEPFAR: New Approach for HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control
- The PEPFAR Plan to Control HIV/AIDS Epidemic
- Why PEPFAR’s Accelerated Strategy Needs Reevaluation
- The Case for Keeping PEPFAR