Starting in the early 2000’s the world made a huge investment to address the HIV crisis, especially through the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and PEPFAR, The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. In the history of global health, there had never been an increase of that magnitude in getting products and services to people who need them. That’s why the curve of the AIDS deaths bends so sharply around 2005. The model shown here reflects the impact of a cut in donor funding to HIV treatment, just one aspect of global HIV programs, which also include diagnosis and prevention. A 10% cut in funding for HIV treatment could cost the lives of an additional 5.6 million people.
*2002: Launch of Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
**2003: Launch of PEPFAR