Program Areas

Program areas (called "Strategic Areas" in the COPs/ROPs) are broad general areas of HIV programming. For planned funding, there are five: Care, Governance and Systems, Management and Operations, Prevention, and Treatment. The following definitions for the individual program areas come from PEPFAR's own data dashboard, with the exception of Management and Operations.


The Planned Funding Care Program Area encompasses the following budget codes: Adult Care and Support (HBHC), Pediatric Care and Support (PDCS), TB/HIV (HVTB), and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (HKID).

Governance and Systems

The Planned Funding Governance and Systems program area encompasses Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS), Laboratory (HLAB), and Strategic Information (HVSI).

Management and Operations

Management and Operations primarily encompasses the HVMS budget code. It generally consists of PEPFAR’s costs of doing business on the ground including elements such as USG staff salaries and benefits, travel expenses, office space expenses, etc. In addition, since the 2010 COP cycle and depending on the program responsibilities of the staff in each country/region, a percentage of USG staff and benefits expenses are given budget codes that are associated with other program areas. The specifics of these allocations, however, are only known from the 2013 COP year where PEPFAR has released the data on their dashboard. This means the Management and Operations Program Area for 2010 - 2012 and for 2014 are likely understated in our database. We are working to resolve the issue with PEPFAR.


The Planned Funding Prevention program area encompasses the following Budget Codes: Blood Safety (HMBL), Injection Safety (HMIN), Injecting and Non-Injecting Drug Use (IDUP), Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT), Sexual Prevention: Abstinence/Be Faithful (HVAB), Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP), and Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (CIRC).


The Testing program area encompasses only the HIV Testing and Counseling (HVCT) budget code. Traditionally, PEPFAR has coded HIV testing as part of the Prevention program area. It has been separated here as testing alone is not a prevention activity and is critical for both prevention and treatment programs.


The Planned Funding Treatment program area encompasses the following Budget Codes: Adult Treatment (HTXS), ARV Drugs (HTXD), and Pediatric Treatment (PDTX).