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Commentary & Opinion

Beware AIDS-Fighting Methods Built on Human Discipline

December 14, 2011

"What this tells us about combating HIV is that the less prevention methods rely on compliance, the better. New infections could be significantly reduced if efforts were focused on strategies that require minimal human adherence. ... It is spread mainly through sex, a basic, human act that tends to leave discipline behind. To defeat HIV, we need methods that don't depend on our weak points" (Bloomberg, 12/13).

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This article was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.



  
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