Bangkok—With no viable AIDS vaccine on
the near horizon, slowing the runaway train that is the world's AIDS pandemic
is going to require implementing other prevention strategies on a large scale.
While much of the world's attention has been on finding ways to make
anti-HIV drug treatment accessible to the millions worldwide, preventing new
infections is crucial to keep treatment needs from continuing to outstrip
treatment efforts, said public health experts, clinicians, and others meeting
here at the 15th International AIDS Conference.
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