AIDS and the irrational

Epstein, Helen
November 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/29/2008, Vol. 337 Issue 7681, p1265
Academic Journal
The article discusses the need for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) to address the issue of concurrent partners in preventing HIV in Africa. Misconceptions and rumours about AIDS among South Africans are mentioned. The author explains that UNAIDS has failed to help severely affected communities understand the causes of the epidemic. She provides recommendations for the new UNAIDS director which include education about concurrency in AIDS programmes in Africa. INSET: UNAIDS ON LONG TERM CONCURRENCY AND BEHAVIOUR CHANGE.


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