One of UNAIDS’ goals is to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Susan Rice believes that this goal will be attainable if the problem is properly addressed:
“No greater action is needed right now than empowering adolescent girls and young women to defeat HIV/Aids. Every year, 380,000 adolescent girls and young women are infected with HIV,” Rice told the press.
At the present time, The President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR), a program launched by George Bush in 2003, works with 65 partner countries and provides antiretroviral medicine to 7.7 million people worldwide. So far, the US administration invested $50 billion. According to Rice, PEPFAR aims to “provide 13 million male circumcisions for HIV prevention, and reduce HIV incidence by 40% among adolescent girls and young women within the highest burdened areas of 10 sub-Saharan African countries.“