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Prevention and Treatment Initiatives

The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. Government initiative to help save the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world. This historic commitment is the largest by any nation to combat a single disease internationally, and PEPFAR investments also help alleviate suffering from other diseases across the global health spectrum.

While MHRP’s primary focus is on developing a safe, globally effective HIV vaccine, the program provides prevention and treatment services in each of the communities where research is conducted. These services, funded through PEPFAR, provide an ethical, non-coercive environment to conduct clinical research. 

As a result, MHRP has built strong and trusting relationships within the communities where our research is conducted, and continues to develop sustainable local healthcare capacity to address HIV and other medical programs.

MHRP executes PEPFAR programs around its civilian research sites in East Africa and Nigeria and with militaries in Kenya, Tanzania and Nigeria. The military programs are conducted in collaboration with the Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP).