New approaches to HIV prevention.

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Abstract

Just as the 1996 International AIDS Conference in Vancouver ushered in the era of effective combination antiretroviral therapy and the 2000 meeting in Durban focused on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the developing world, the 2006 conference (held August 13-18 in Toronto) may be remembered as the one that brought HIV prevention to the fore. Political considerations aside, it has become abundantly clear that efforts to promote behavioral change--the so-called "ABC" approach, relying on abstinence, marital fidelity ("be faithful"), and condoms--has failed to stem the tide of new HIV infections. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), some four million people worldwide were newly infected in 2005. Even as antiretroviral therapy begins to trickle down to people in resource-limited countries, public health experts estimate that about four people become infected with HIV for each person who starts treatment.

Author-supplied keywords

  • AIDS Vaccines
  • Anti-HIV Agents
  • Circumcision, Male
  • Female
  • HIV Infections
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Politics
  • United Nations
  • administration & dosage
  • drug therapy
  • epidemiology
  • prevention & control
  • therapeutic use

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  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-34248547371
  • ISSN: 1058-708X (Print)
  • SGR: 34248547371
  • PMID: 17489114
  • PUI: 46758105

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  • Liz Highleyman

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