HIV Communication Programs, Condom Use at Sexual Debut, and HIV Infections Averted in South Africa, 2005

HIV_Communication_Programs,_Condom_Use_at_Sexual.thumbThis secondary statistical analysis examines survey data from South Africa in 2005 on condom use at sexual debut, normally occurring before HIV infection from unprotected sex, and how this might have contributed to the reduction of HIV infections in the early 2000s.

This article was part of a special issue of JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes that was devoted to health communication and its role in and impact on HIV prevention and care. The authors in this special issue addressed many separate topics in order to introduce a wider biomedical audience to core health communication principles, strategies and evidence of effectiveness.

This article was first published on August 15, 2014, in Volume 66, Supplement 3 of JAIDS. 

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