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A benign circle: how a combination of factors has reduced HIV infections in one of the hardest-hit parts of Africa
Gus Cairns, 2017-02-14 21:40:00
HIV incidence has started to tumble in one of the best-studied
groups of people in Africa, the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2017) heard in Seattle today. The
annual infection rate has fallen 40% in the last four years, the conference was
told. A combination of factors, including wider availability of antiretroviral
therapy, increased male circumcision, and later age of sexual debut in young
people, all appear to be contributing to this decline.
Mary Grabowski confirmed that this is the first time a population-level decline
in incidence in the Rakai cohort has been observed.