Transmission and prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections in war settings: implications for current and future armed conflicts

  title={Transmission and prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections in war settings: implications for current and future armed conflicts},
  author={Catherine A. Hankins and Samuel R. Friedman and Tariq A Zafar and Steffanie A. Strathdee},
We review the effects of war on HIV and STI transmission and critically appraise short- and medium-term approaches to prevention. Our intent is to stimulate thinking about the potential for increased HIV/STI transmission in current and future armed conflicts with particular reference to Afghanistan and to encourage timely interventions to prevent a worsening HIV epidemic in Central and South Asia. (excerpt) 
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