Neglected high-risk groups a top priority in AIDS prevention/treatment

Chris Bateman


Sex workers, truckers and young women top a compre­hensive new government list of HIV-vulnerable groups identified in specific geographical areas. Now the first two are being considered as targets for pre-exposure prophylactic drug pilot programmes, complementing a successful array of HIV and other healthcare interventions being rolled out, albeit inadequately, to these ‘core transmission’ groups. 

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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truckers; high-risk group; sex workers; HIV treatment; container hospitals

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South African Medical Journal 2013;103(8):503-505. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.7201

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Date submitted: 2013-06-26
Date published: 2013-07-04

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