Targeting the hotspots: investigating spatial and demographic variations in HIV infection in small communities in South Africa

@inproceedings{Wand2010TargetingTH,
  title={Targeting the hotspots: investigating spatial and demographic variations in HIV infection in small communities in South Africa},
  author={Handan C. Wand and Gita Ramjee},
  booktitle={Journal of the International AIDS Society},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND In South Africa, the severity of the HIV/AIDS epidemic varies according to geographical location; hence, localized monitoring of the epidemic would enable more effective prevention strategies. Our objectives were to assess the core areas of HIV infection in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, using epidemiological data among sexually active women from localized communities. METHODS A total of 5753 women from urban, peri-rural and rural communities in KwaZulu-Natal were screened from 2002… CONTINUE READING

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