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Partnership to Fight HIV/AIDS in Lesotho

The United States is proud to be supporting Lesotho as they take a leadership role in their fight against HIV/AIDS.

Progress achieved in Lesotho through direct PEPFAR support during fiscal year (FY) 2011:1

  • 56,900 individuals receiving antiretroviral treatment
  • 173,400 HIV-positive individuals who received care and support (including TB/HIV)
  • 57,000 orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) receiving support
  • 25,500 pregnant women with known HIV status receiving services
  • 7,400 HIV-positive pregnant women receiving antiretroviral prophylaxis for PMTCT
  • 50,300 individuals receiving counseling and testing
  • 2,304 estimated infant HIV infections averted

Through PEPFAR, Lesotho received $91.7 million to support comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care programs from FY 2009 to FY 2011.

PEPFAR defines direct support as data that captures the number of individuals receiving prevention, care, and treatment services through service delivery sites or providers directly supported by U.S. Government (USG) interventions or activities at the point of service delivery. An intervention or activity is considered to be direct support if it can be associated with counts of uniquely identified individuals receiving prevention, care, or treatment services at a unique program or service delivery point benefiting from the intervention or activity.