The World Bank
The World Bank Group has supported HIV/AIDS efforts since 1986. It provides grants and interest-free loans to the world's poorest countries to combat HIV/AIDS, and loans at commercial rates to higher income countries. Interest-free loans are granted via the International Development Association (IDA), one of the five international development agencies that constitute the World Bank Group.
The IDA's funding is derived primarily from contributions from member countries. The G7 provides approximately 70% of member country contributions. By April 2005, the World Bank had committed a total of $3.5-billion to HIV/AIDS, mainly in the form of IDA ($2.6-billion) and IDRB ($829-million) loans.