Preventing Infections With Today's Tools

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Science  23 Jun 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5474, pp. 2161
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5474.2161

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With no vaccine in sight powerful enough to halt the spread of HIV, Africa is left with one strategy to combat the epidemic: prevention. The University of Manitoba's Frank Plummer, who oversees a large research collaboration in Nairobi, Kenya, says his group has identified a half-dozen effective interventions to lower HIV transmission rates, but "the scale at which they're implemented is tiny."