The Economist Examines Setbacks, Progress in Fight Against HIV/AIDS
August 8, 2008
The Economist on Thursday examined promising new HIV/AIDS developments discussed at this week's XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City and reviewed setbacks in the fight against the disease since the XVI International AIDS Conference in 2006.
This week's conference also highlighted promising new research that male circumcision could help reduce a man's risk of HIV, as well as the importance of behavior change and targeted outreach in curbing the spread of the disease, The Economist reports. Helene Gayle, co-chair of the Global HIV Prevention Working Group, said that no national HIV epidemic has been controlled without behavior change strategies. According to The Economist, given the broad range of prevention strategies, the "one lesson" that has come out of the conference is that "combination prevention ... is the only sensible way forward" (The Economist, 8/7).
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