by Amin Khademi, Sunanth Anand, and David Potts
Medicine (Baltimore), Vol. 95(38); 2016 September
A public health approach to combination HIV prevention is advocated to contain the epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. The authors explore the implications of universal access to treatment along with HIV education scale-up in the region. They develop an HIV transmission model to investigate the impacts of universal access to treatment, as well as an analytical framework to estimate the effects of HIV education scale-up on the epidemic. The results suggest that in designing effective combination prevention in sub-Saharan Africa, priorities should be given to achieving universal access to treatment as quickly as possible and improving compliance to condom use.