Time for a conversation about HIV prevention
The field of HIV prevention is at a turning point in its history.
The succession of encouraging results that came out of the clinical trials of New Prevention Technologies (Circumcision, Microbicides, PrEP) and a growing recognition that treatment also contribute to prevention of HIV transmission are raising new hopes. But these recent advances often raise more questions than they answer and, happening on the background of an economic recession, create confusion and dilemmas amongst advocates, funders and recipients as to what should be done next to successfully contain and quell the HIV epidemic.
With the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals under review and a prevention revolution at the heart of the next UNAIDS strategic plan for 2011-2015, it is time to have a much needed conversation about the future of HIV prevention if we want to lead a successful HIV prevention revolution.
Let’s get started!