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HIV prevention strategies

Durojaiye, Oyewole C. and Freedman, Andrew Robert 2013. HIV prevention strategies. Medicine 41 (8) , pp. 466-469. 10.1016/j.mpmed.2013.05.006

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Abstract

HIV/AIDS has become a major global public health concern. Although HIV remains incurable, there are several methods for preventing HIV transmission that have resulted in a marked reduction in the global incidence of HIV infection in the last few years. However, existing prevention strategies are often neither comprehensive nor adequately adapted to local epidemics. This article reviews the key evidence-based strategies for preventing HIV transmission. To achieve maximum impact, HIV prevention programmes must be tailored to local epidemics and include a combination of strategies operating synergistically.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: antiretroviral therapy; behaviour change; circumcision; condoms; HIV; HIV testing; prevention; pre-exposure prophylaxis; post-exposure prophylaxis
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1357-3039
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:17
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/75482

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