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HIV Prevention: Social Drivers Of Risk In Each Locality Must Be Addressed

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

HIV Prevention: Social Drivers Of Risk In Each Locality Must Be Addressed! - 25 January 2011 by LSHTM

To prevent AIDS it is essential to identify the factors driving the risk of infection in a particular community, rather than just applying a good - but un-researched - idea or a “one size fits all” approach to your strategy, according to Justin Parkhurst, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who talked at the World AIDS Day symposium held at the School. He tells Sarah Maxwell about the need for tailoring the prevention strategy to match the underlying social and other factors driving HIV infection in any particular community, and he warns that this is context specific: and can differ greatly from one community to another.

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