Focusing HIV prevention on those most likely to transmit the virus.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Despite some success in reducing HIV incidence, the global epidemic continues to grow. For every person with AIDS in developing countries placed on treatment in 2005, many others were newly infected. We need more effective prevention programs that focus interventions on those most at risk for HIV transmission (MART), particularly those with 1) high behavioral risk and 2) high viral loads due to acute or recent infection, co-infections with other diseases, high viral set points, or untreated AIDS. This article provides examples of how prevention programs can incorporate emerging testing technologies and social/behavioral approaches to reach these individuals, their partners, and the social networks where active transmission is occurring.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • West, GR; Corneli, AL; Best, K; Kurkjian, KM; Cates, W

Published Date

  • August 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 275 - 288

PubMed ID

  • 17685841

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0899-9546

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1521/aeap.2007.19.4.275


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States