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Title:Fast-tracking HIV prevention: scientific advances and implementation challenges
Periodical:African Journal of AIDS Research (ISSN 1727-9445)
City of publisher:Grahamstown
Geographic terms:Africa
South Africa
health education
preventive medicine
Abstract:In 2014 the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) reaffirmed its 2011 commitment to end the scourge of AIDS by 2030. How to approach this epidemic best is neither an idle nor an academic exercise. At stake are people's lives and well-being and the capacity of communities, businesses and economies to continue to function. The central message of this special issue of AJAR is that although the overall armoury in the fight against HIV and AIDS is limited, a radical approach in its use is required if the desired outcomes are to be achieved. Moreover, the pursuit of 'quick-fix' (often biomedical) HIV prevention must be balanced with something we learned very early in the epidemic's history, namely that HIV is a socio-culturally induced crisis and, as such, a variety of measures are needed at the same time to appeal to different people, groups and circumstances. Contributions: Strengthening HIV surveillance: measurements to track the epidemic in real time (Usangiphile E Buthelezi, Candace L Davidson & Ayesha BM Kharsany); Choice in HIV testing: the acceptability and anticipated use of a self-administered at-home oral HIV test among South Africans (Elizabeth A Kelvin, Sonia Cheruvillil, Stephanie Christian, Joanne E Mantell, Cecilia Milford, Letitia Rambally-Greener, Nzwakie Mosery, Ross Greener & Jennifer A Smit); Combination HIV prevention options for young women in Africa (Cheryl Baxter & Salim Abdool Karim); Resourcing resilience: social protection for HIV prevention amongst children and adolescents in Eastern and Southern Africa (Elona Toska, Lesley Gittings, Rebecca Hodes, Lucie D Cluver, Kaymarlin Govender, K Emma Chademana & Vincent Evans Gutiérrez); Tackling gender inequalities and intimate partner violence in the response to HIV: moving towards effective interventions in Southern and Eastern Africa (Andrew Gibbs); Relationship dynamics and sexual risk behaviour of male partners of female sex workers in Kampala, Uganda (Martin Mbonye, Godfrey E Siu, Thadeus Kiwanuka & Janet Seeley); Placing contraception at the centre of the HIV prevention agenda (Tamaryn L Crankshaw, Jennifer A Smit & Mags E Beksinska); Funding of community-based interventions for HIV prevention (Nana K Poku & René Bonnel); (Re)politicising and (re)positioning prevention: community mobilisations and AIDS prevention in the new AIDS era (Imara Ajani Rolston); Traditional healers and the 'Fast-Track' HIV response: is success possible without them? (Suzanne Leclerc-Madlala, Edward Green & Mary Hallin). [ASC Leiden abstract]