Ten myths and one truth about generalised HIV epidemics

  title={Ten myths and one truth about generalised HIV epidemics},
  author={James D Shelton},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • James D Shelton
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Despite substantial progress against AIDS worldwide we are still losing ground. The number of new infections continues to dwarf the numbers who start antiretroviral therapy in developing countries. Most infections occur in widespread or generalised epidemics in heterosexuals in just a few countries in southern and eastern Africa. Although HIV incidence has fallen in Uganda Kenya and Zimbabwe the generalised epidemic rages on. Something is not working. Ten misconceptions impede prevention… CONTINUE READING
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