by Alan Whiteside & Michael Strauss
African Journal of AIDS Research, 13:2, 101-108
The paper contains important and innovative ideas to help in the fight against HIV and AIDS. In particular, it explores the idea of tipping points and provides ammunition for advocacy on both prevention and treatment. It explores the concept of three transition points: economic, epidemiological and programmatic. The first two have been developed and written about by others. The authors add a third transition point, namely programmatic, they argue this is an important concept, and show how it can become a powerful tool in the response to the epidemic.