In 2004, the Task Force began its collaboration with the CDC’s Global AIDS Program (GAP), a program comprised of physicians, epidemiologists, public health advisors, behavioral scientists, and laboratory scientists who work with national and international partners to tackle the various facets of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
Working in partnership with Ministries of Health and other public health institutions, the Task Force project, Global and Domestic AIDS Programs, supports and improves public health policies, services, and capacity. These strong partnerships are based on mutual respect, a joint mission, and a shared long-term vision of sustainable institutional capacity.
Since 2004, the Task Force has supported the work of CDC's GAP staff to provide the following services:
Currently, the Task Force is working with CDC's GAP on an initiative to assist with the adaptation and reproduction of materials in the existing HIV Prevention Toolkit to better address the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS who are also members of a most-at-risk group, such as sex workers, men who have sex with men, and injecting drug users.