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HIV/AIDS

15 November 2010

No sex for a month to prevent HIV

An aggressive national campaign to persuade people to abstain from sex or commit to 100% condom use for a month could make a significant contribution to HIV prevention efforts.

An aggressive national campaign to persuade people to abstain from sex or commit to 100% condom use for a month could make a significant contribution to HIV prevention efforts, says a leading HIV expert.

"We have to deal with these HIV infections in the years ahead and we know that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," he said, adding that unless there are improvements in prevention, already over-stretched budgets and health systems will be unable to keep up with the demand for HIV/Aids treatment in years to come.

 

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