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Investment in HIV prevention works: a natural experiment

Christopher K. Fairley A E , Andrew E. Grulich B , John C. Imrie C and Marian Pitts D
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A Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Hospital and School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic. 2053, Australia.

B National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia.

C National Centre in HIV Social Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia.

D Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne, Vic. 3000, Australia.

E Corresponding author. Email: cfairley@unimelb.edu.au

Sexual Health 5(2) 207-210 https://doi.org/10.1071/SH08017
Submitted: 4 March 2008  Accepted: 11 March 2008   Published: 2 June 2008


Acknowledgements

We are grateful to the authors of all the papers in this issue for their time and thought toward their contributions. The National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, the National Centre in HIV Social Research and The Australia Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society receive funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.


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