U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has marked World Aids Day by unveiling the PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an Aids-Free Generation. The plan is the Obama administration's addition to the President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR), a global aids initiative introduced in 2003 that has supported HIV/Aids treatment and prevention services for millions of people affected by the virus.
"As a nation, we are firmly committed to turning the tide on the 30-year-old fight against AIDS. That’s why I proudly announced last year that creating an AIDS-free generation is a new policy imperative for the United States. To be clear, we still face enormous challenges. Far too many people are dying from this disease. We need
to reach more people with both prevention and treatment services. But today, thanks to remarkable scientific discoveries and the work of countless individuals, organizations and governments, an AIDS-free generation is not just a rallying cry—it is a goal that is within our reach.
At the International AIDS Conference this past July, I asked our Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Eric Goosby, to prepare this blueprint outlining our path to helping create an AIDS-free generation. I want the next Congress, the next Secretary of State, and all of our partners here at home and around the world to understand everything we’ve learned and to have a road map for how the United States will contribute to an AIDS-free generation.This blueprint should make one thing clear: the United States is and will continue doing our part. But creating an AIDS-free generation is too big a task for one government or one country. It requires the world to share in the responsibility. We call on partner countries, other donor nations, civil society, faithbased organizations, the private sector, foundations, multilateral institutions and people living with HIV to join us as we each do our part.
Together, we can deliver a better future to millions across the globe. A future where children are not born with HIV… where teenagers and adults are at far lower risk of contracting the virus… where those who do have the virus get lifesaving treatment. A future where every child has the chance to live up to his or her God-given potential."
- Hillary Rodham Clinton, United States Secretary of State
Pepfar Blue Print http://www.pepfar.gov/documents/organization/201386.pdf