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people who gained improved access to health and social services last year through Pact's HIV programs
Around the world – from Africa to Asia – Pact and our local partners are working to stop the spread of HIV and improve the lives of people affected by the disease. We are committed to the global mandate to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, and we embrace the Fast Track goals to reach 90-90-90 by 2020.
- 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status.
- 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy.
- 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression.
For more than two decades, Pact has been at the forefront of strengthening the role of civil society and communities in translating the latest scientific tools and approaches in HIV prevention, care and treatment into widespread practice, particularly for individuals and communities challenged by stigma, poverty and marginalization. Our programs are targeted to serve key and hard-to-reach populations, including orphans and vulnerable children and their caregivers, adolescent girls and young women, female sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, mobile men, children living and working on the streets, and children in artisanal mining communities.
We combine innovative design, research and strategic thinking with practical, on-the-ground development experience to drive systemic change. We strongly believe that in order to effectively serve populations that remain unreached, communities must play a greater role in designing and delivering integrated solutions that address local needs and root challenges to HIV prevention.
Last year, more than 2 million people gained improved access to health and social services through our HIV programs. More than half were women, and more than half were under the age of 17. We strengthened more than 1,300 health and social systems in 2018.
Our expertise includes:
- HIV service provision at the community level
- Demand creation for HIV services
- Economic approaches for HIV and AIDS mitigation
- Community referral systems
- Capacity development
Pact is an implementing partner in Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key populations Affected by HIV, or LINKAGES, PEPFAR and USAID’s first global project dedicated to key populations and their sexual partners. We’re proud to be part of the LINKAGES coalition, which is accelerating the world’s response to the disease.
In 2019, USAID selected Pact to lead a consortium of top HIV/AIDS programming partners in the ACHIEVE project, which is optimizing the response to pediatric AIDS toward epidemic control in some of the highest burden areas around the world. Learn more about ACHIEVE here.
Pact is proud to be part of the Undetectable = Untransmittable movement, or U=U, a growing global community of HIV advocates, activists, researchers and community partners from nearly 100 countries uniting to clarify and disseminate the revolutionary but largely unknown fact that people who are virally suppressed living with HIV on effective treatment do not sexually transmit HIV. Learn more about U=U here.