HIV Prevention for a Threatened Continent

Bunnell, Rebecca; Mermin, Jonathan; De Cock, Kevin M.
August 2006
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;8/16/2006, Vol. 296 Issue 7, p855
Academic Journal
The article discusses the development of HIV prevention programs in Africa. The prevalence of HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa is estimated as of 2005. HIV prevention programs are described, including counseling, HIV testing, and antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV-positive persons. The authors propose several approaches to HIV prevention in Africa. It is recommended that HIV-positive persons and their partners be educated about their health status. The authors recommend HIV prevention programs which combine the reduction of individual risk behaviors, educational leadership opportunities for those with HIV, and ongoing medical and public health research.


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