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U.S. Priorities-HIV Prevention

Science  27 Oct 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5492, pp. 717
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5492.717

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Summary

One of the scientific anomalies of the AIDS epidemic is the large difference in infection rates across populations. Given limited resources and segregated epidemics, prevention funding should be directed to population segments with high HIV prevalence and incidence. However, recent surveys of U.S. populations indicate that the allocation of prevention dollars is not consistent with the distribution of HIV in the population.

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