Translating Progress into Success to End the AIDS Epidemic is a collaboration between amfAR, AVAC, and Friends of the Global Fight, with technical assistance from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. With the year 2020 on the horizon, the report was conceptualized to take stock of how far we have come – and how far we have to go – toward ending HIV and AIDS around the world. We chose to highlight six case studies that, while different epidemic contexts, have successfully reduced new HIV diagnoses and AIDS-related deaths through a combination of biomedical, policy, and social interventions tailored to high-risk populations in their settings. They provide a roadmap for what cities, states, and countries can achieve with the tools we have.


amfAR, AVAC, and Friends of the Global Fight would like to recognize the technical support provided on the entire report by Jennifer Kates and on the case studies by Sheena McCormack and Nicolo Girometti (London); Andrew Grulich, Phillip Keen, Steven Nigro, Christine Selvey, Prital Patel, Martin Holt, Elaine Lee, Rebecca Guy, Bill Whittaker, Jo Holden, Matthew Vaughan, Craig Cooper, and Garrett Prestage on behalf of the NSW HIV Prevention Partnership Project (New South Wales); Kate Grabowski, David Serwadda, Thomas Quinn and Joseph Kagaayi (Rakai); Susan Buchbinder and Diane Havlir (San Francisco); and Annette Sohn (Thailand).


We would like to thank the following individuals who agreed to review draft versions of this report: Anthony S. Fauci, Charles Holmes, Keifer Buckingham, Matthew Kavanagh, Linda-Gail Bekker, Rose Nyirenda, and Helen Rees.


For more information, please contact AVAC at avac@avac.org.

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading non-profit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and advocacy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $550 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide.

Founded in 1995, AVAC is an international non-profit organization that uses education, policy analysis, advocacy, community mobilization, and a network of global collaborations to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of biomedical HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive response to the pandemic.

Since 2004, Friends has been a leading advocate and source of information on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a public-private partnership that is the largest funder of global health services in the world. Friends also works with partners in a variety of ways to advance the Global Fund’s mission of ending the three epidemics.