Viewpoint: A serostatus-based approach to HIV/AIDS prevention and care in Africa
De Cock KM, et al.To address prevention and care, WHO estimated that up to 180 million individuals per year will need HIV testing by 2005. Current practice around HIV testing, counselling, and consent is an obstacle to scale-up of services and attainment of targets. How to use testing is perhaps the most challenging question in HIV/AIDS policy today. Here, they argue that universal voluntary knowledge of HIV serostatus should be a prevention goal and that facilitation of HIV testing is central to responding effectively to the epidemic in Africa.
362(9398), 29 November 2003
—Posted: December 8, 2003
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