Towards an integrated framework for accelerating the end of the global HIV epidemic among young people

Ralph J. DiClemente, Jerrold M. Jackson

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Abstract

For decades, the HIV epidemic has exacted an enormous toll worldwide. However, trend analyses have discerned significant declines in the overall prevalence of HIV over the last two decades. More recently, advances in biomedical, behavioural, and structural interventions offer considerable promise in the battle against generalised epidemics. Despite advances in the prevention of transmission and new infections, morbidity and mortality of HIV among young people remains a considerable concern for individuals, couples, families, communities, practitioners, and policy-makers around the globe. To accelerate the end of the global HIV epidemic among young people, we must merge existing efficacious interventions with more novel, cost-effective implementation strategies to develop integrated, multi-level combination interventions. The benefits of conceptualising the HIV epidemic more broadly and adopting ecological frameworks for the development of HIV prevention programmes are critical.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)609-621
Number of pages13
JournalSex Education
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2014

Keywords

  • HIV/AIDS
  • adolescents
  • combination prevention
  • ecological framework
  • young people

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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