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HIV prevention among female sex workers in India reduces HIV and syphilis
Date:6/16/2013

ribution reduced syphilis infections, but only STI treatment significantly reduced HIV infections.

  • There was no difference on the impact on HIV or syphilis infection between the Gates Foundation- funded projects or the NACO-funded projects, even though the per person cost of the Gates programme was about five times that of NACO.

    "This vital study is a reminder that governments must invest in prevention, and that even modest amounts of funding that reach the most at risk groups can yield big reductions in HIV and other infections" added Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, and former Director of UNAIDS, who was not involved in the study.


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  • Contact: Nicole Bodnar
    Nicole.Bodnar@utoronto.ca
    416-978-5811
    University of Toronto
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