Reducing HIV Transmission in Developing Countries

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Science  13 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5515, pp. 224-225
DOI: 10.1126/science.1058187

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Although the global response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the developing world has, in general, been inadequate, there are key interventions which have been proven to be effective in reducing the incidence of HIV and relevant risky behaviors. We review and analyze these interventions according to three criteria: importance to HIV transmission, amenability to change, and cost-effectiveness.