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Community based HIV testing and HIV treatment as prevention


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Is treatment as prevention just a poorly conceived biomedical intervention for a problem as complex as HIV/AIDS? Or is it an attempt to grasp at a holy grail?

Will it divert much needed funds from other key areas? Will it ride roughshod over human rights and the needs of the most vulnerable? Or does it offer an opportunity to develop comprehensive prevention programmes, in which TAP sits alongside other proven, but politically unattractive interventions?

In our fifth good practice update, Dr Ade Fakoya, senior advisor on HIV and health services in the Alliance Best Practice team, presents the theory behind using antiretroviral treatment to prevent HIV transmission, and looks at mathematical models of its potential impact. It also discusses the related issue of population based HIV testing, including examples from Alliance programmes.

Dr Fakoya goes on to summarise the main issues surrounding treatment as prevention, and gives a brief review of key studies.

Download this Good Practice Update to learn more.


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