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Medical News & Perspectives
September 8, 2004

New HIV Prevention Strategies Urged

JAMA. 2004;292(10):1163-1164. doi:10.1001/jama.292.10.1163

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.