Regular HIV prevention counselling reduces risk of infection

Published: October 30, 2014

Media For Freedom
Bobby Ramakant
Original Article:

"Foundation of HIV prevention is infact HIV testing" said Dr Anthony Fauci of National Institutes of Health at the opening plenary (via video link) of the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P). But mobilizing people to go for voluntary and repeated counselling and testing for HIV has indeed been a challenge. It is even a steeper challenge to mobilize key populations such as men who have sex with men (MSM) to go for HIV testing repeatedly.
There are two case studies from Thailand: first case study looked at very innovative ways to mobilize people, particularly MSM, to opt for testing and repeat test regularly. The other case study looked at a large number of MSM people over a period of many years on whether regular HIV counselling and testing had an impact on HIV risk reduction?

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