PEPFAR Helping Haiti Make Progress Toward AIDS-Free Generation
In a post on the State Department’s “DipNote” blog, Deputy U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Julia Martin discusses PEPFAR’s role in Haiti’s progress against HIV/AIDS. She writes, “This year, Haiti reached an historic milestone in its HIV/AIDS response by achieving universal access to treatment. This means that 80 percent of those estimated to need antiretroviral treatment (ART) are receiving it. This achievement is in addition to improvements in Haiti’s overall infrastructure, security, and access to health care and education. … A decrease in infection, a marked increase in access to health care for Haitians country-wide, and impressive results across PEPFAR’s projects are propelling Haiti towards the global goal of an AIDS-free generation…” (Martin, 4/3).