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Article << Previous     |     Next >>   Contents Vol 11(2)

Bringing new HIV infections to zero – opportunities and challenges offered by antiretroviral-based prevention in Asia, the Pacific and beyond: An overview of this special issue

Iryna B. Zablotska A M, Bill Whittaker B C, John de Wit D, Adeeba Kamarulzaman E, Jintanat Ananworanich F K L, Edwina Wright G, Isobel Mary Poynten A and Kenneth Mayer H I J

A Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
B National Association of People with HIV (NAPWA), Sydney, NSW 2042, Australia.
C Pacific Friends of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia.
D Centre for Social Research in Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia.
E Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 59990, Malaysia.
F The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Center, Bangkok 10330, Thailand.
G The Alfred Hospital and Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Vic. 3004, Australia.
H Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
I Harvard Medical School and School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
J The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, MA02115, USA.
K US Military HIV Research Program, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA.
L Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA.
M Corresponding author. Email: izablotska@kirby.unsw.edu.au

Sexual Health 11(2) 97-100 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH14071
Submitted: 8 April 2014  Accepted: 9 April 2014   Published: 14 July 2014

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This editorial to the special issue of Sexual Health on antiretroviral-based prevention of HIV infection is dedicated to showcasing research and practice in this area. It aims to promote debate regarding the potential of new antiretroviral-based prevention approaches and the challenges encountered in moving prevention innovations into the community. This special issue covers the breadth of innovative HIV prevention research, including that undertaken in the fields of epidemiology, clinical research, social and behavioural science, public health and policy analysis, and with special emphasis on Asia and the Pacific region. Most importantly, it provides an indication of how the region is progressing towards embracing new prevention approaches to combat HIV epidemics across the region.


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