ICAP: Empowering Health for 15 Years


This booklet celebrates ICAP's 15th anniversary with beautiful images and major milestones in the organization's history.

The early years of the HIV

epidemic were marked by

relentless human loss. In the four

years between 1993 and 1997,

the number of people living with

HIV more than doubled, from 14

million to 30 million.

By the year 2000, an estimated 15

million people had lost their lives to

AIDS. Funerals became an everyday

part of life and the ranks of orphans

swelled. The HIV epidemic was

tearing at the fabric of communities

around the world.

HIV from a death sentence into a

manageable chronic disease. People

living with HIV who were fortunate

enough to get their hands on these

medicines were now able to live long

and productive lives.

In short order, death rates from

AIDS began to plummet in the U.S.,

but the suffering continued unabated

in Africa. By the year 2000, deaths in

the U.S. had decreased by 60 percent,

while in Africa an estimated 2.4

million people continued to die each

year from the epidemic.

As the global epidemic grew, the

scientific community responded. In

1987, the first antiretroviral drug for

treating HIV became available. Eight

years later, a remarkable combination

of HIV medicines transformed

As a global crisis


Clinic for prevention of mother

to child transmission of HIV.

Namicopo, Mozambique

HIV positive mother with her

HIV negative baby. Côte d’Ivoire