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Here’s the likely story: One hunter in central Africa got an infection from butchering chimpanzee meat just as colonization was changing the social structure of Africa. The infection spread to others, slowly at first, until it expanded into today’s worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic, with over 33 million people currently infected.
HIV spreads though social/sexual networks. To end the epidemic, researchers must understand how the virus moves within a community and use that knowledge to prevent new infections. In this issue of Spotlight, we look at how the Botswana Combination Prevention Project is taking an innovative, community-wide approach to AIDS prevention.Click here for the latest issue
From the Ground Up is a three-volume collection of best practices and lessons learned contributed by over 320 distinguished HIV/AIDS professionals from around the globe, with a special focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Learn more and order the publication.
“One in four people infected with the Aids virus in Southern Africa are hyper-infectious super-carriers, scientists at Harvard University have discovered. By targeting these individuals for treatment, the scientists hope it may be possible to counter the rising number of new HIV infections in the worst-affected parts of the world in what could be a major breakthrough in the fight against the spread of Aids.” Read more….