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ISSN 2155-6113

Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research
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Targeted Combination HIV Prevention Packages to Halt the Global HIV Epidemic

Gita Ramjee* and Brodie Daniels

HIV Prevention Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa

*Corresponding Author:
Gita Ramjee
Director, HIV Prevention Research Unit
South African Medical Research Council
Durban, South Africa
Tel: +27312423631
Fax: +27312423806
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: December 20, 2011; Accepted Date: January 24, 2012; Published Date: January 28, 2012

Citation: Ramjee G, Daniels B (2012) Targeted Combination HIV Prevention Packages to Halt the Global HIV Epidemic. J AIDS Clinic Res S4:002. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.S4-002

Copyright: © 2012 Ramjee G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Thirty years after the discovery of HIV, the epidemic is still a major health concern with no cure in sight. Globally there are regions with concentrated epidemics where high risk groups drive the HIV incidence rates whereas regions with a generalized epidemic have the population at large at risk of HIV acquisition. Current HIV prevention efforts such as HIV testing and counseling, STI treatment and condom use have not been entirely successful. New biomedical interventions have recently shown to be efficacious in the prevention of HIV in specific populations. It is evident that, depending on the population groups driving the epidemic, countries need to take stock of their HIV epidemic and prepare an appropriate response using a combination of current and new biomedical HIV prevention interventions to minimize HIV incidence

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