AIDS Care Special Issue: Social Science and Universal Test and Treat in Africa

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Following the findings of a series of trials showing the clinical and preventive benefits of early initiation of ART and the efficacy of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for blocking the acquisition of HIV the WHO released new guidelines calling for immediate treatment for everyone diagnosed with HIV and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for people at substantial risk of infection. In this context, the accelerated expansion of testing and treatment programs in affected countries has become a global imperative. The collection in this supplement offers important contributions to urgent programmatic and policy debates regarding the effectiveness of strategies for scaling up HIV treatment and prevention in different contexts.

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