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AIDS 2016 Conference Offers Opportunity To Speed Momentum Of Preventing HIV Among Women, Girls

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Timothy Mastro, director of global health, population & nutrition at FHI 360, adjunct professor of epidemiology in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“Adolescent girls and young women continue to be at unacceptably high risk for HIV infection. … Integrated approaches that address economic strengthening, educational opportunity, unhealthy social norms, and optimal behavioral and biomedical HIV prevention methods, including PrEP, are needed to prevent HIV infection among girls and young women. … The momentum to protect girls and women from HIV and achieve an AIDS-free generation is picking up speed. … AIDS 2016 offers an opportunity to re-energize our HIV prevention efforts and bring together the holistic, integrated approaches that are most likely to lead to reduced HIV infections for those most vulnerable, especially girls and young women” (6/26).

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