AIDS in Mexico: lessons learned and implications for developing countries

@article{delRio2002AIDSIM,
  title={AIDS in Mexico: lessons learned and implications for developing countries},
  author={Carlos del Rio and Jaime Sep{\'u}lveda},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2002},
  volume={16},
  pages={1445-1457}
}
In this article we will review the major interventions conducted to date in Mexico as part of the National AIDS Prevention and Control Program. We will also review the available data published in journals or presented at the International AIDS Conferences for insights into Mexican HIV prevention successes and failures that may have implications for AIDS programs in other developing countries. (excerpt) 

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