The magnitude of key HIV prevention challenges in the United States: Implications for a new national HIV prevention plan

David R. Holtgrave, Jean Flatley McGuire, Jesse Milan

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Abstract

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has undertaken an advisory process to update its national HIV prevention plan. We offer observations on the magnitude of HIV prevention challenges in the United States and reflect on how these challenges might influence the structure of a new HIV prevention plan. We recommend a plan structure that (1) is based on fundamental principles of prevention, (2) enables accountability and mid-course correction, and (3) if achieved, would result in historic changes in the US HIV epidemic. The recommended plan structure would differentially prioritize serostatus determination and prevention and care interventions for people living with HIV while retaining goals directed at high-risk HIV-negative and general population members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1163-1167
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume97
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 7 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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