According to the Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs), five African nations managed to control HIV epidemics
The countries are: Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The amazing results were possible thanks to joint political, medical and economic efforts of the governments here.
The progress of making the HIV viral load suspension reaching an astonishing 67 per cent in Lesotho suggests that the nation is set to fully control the epidemic by 2020.
As recently the latest PEPFAR Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control for the next three years was released, the U.S. government is decided to get involved in boosting anti HIV/AIDS efforts in 50 countries, while focusing on the high-risk groups, especially in 13 countries expected to reach good results after the three years. The initiative is also sustained by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and UNAIDS and is also set to reduce the costs for fighting the disease starting 2020, when it is supposed that officials will gain control over the epidemic.
Progress will be monitored by the CDC, PHIAs, ministries of health and private organisations involved in the fight against one of humanity’s most severe epidemics. Programs implementing HIV prevention will also be developed by PEPFAR.