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Sub-Saharan African Political Leaders Must Commit To Effective, Constructive Communication Regarding HIV Prevention, Treatment, Blog Post Says

PLOS Blogs’ “Translational Global Health”: A Call for Courage in Uncertain Times: Curbing HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa through Political Leadership
Abraar Karan, an MPH candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a graduate of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and Thomas J. Coates, director of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Center for World Health and the director of the multi-campus University of California Global Health Institute, discuss “a dearth of information regarding the role of political leadership, and how it can successfully or detrimentally affect populations as it relates to the HIV epidemic, and other diseases more generally…” They write, “On World AIDS Day 2016, we are calling for a renewed commitment by political leaders in sub-Saharan Africa to commit to accurate and de-stigmatizing public communications that will greatly benefit HIV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment efforts…” (12/1).