HIV prevention in developed countries

Thomas J. Coates, Peter Aggleton, Felix Gutzwiller, Don Des Jarlais, Masahiro Kihara, Susan Kippax, Martin Schechter, J. Anneke R. Van De Hoek

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Abstract

HIV prevention in developed countries is marked by impressive successes and dismal failures. The successes point the way to what works; the failures highlight obstacles that must be overcome. Successes include important behavioural changes among gay and bisexual men, antiviral use to prevent vertical transmission, and securing the safety of the blood supply. New strategies are needed to reach the residual of individuals continuing with unsafe practices (a special hazard in high-prevalence areas); to reach young people who are beginning to engage in sexual relations and injection drug use; and to overcome political opposition to prevention strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1143-1148
Number of pages6
JournalLancet
Volume348
Issue number9035
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 26 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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