n South African Medical Journal - Neglected high-risk groups a top priority in AIDS prevention/treatment : izindaba

Volume 103, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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. This emerged during several expert presentations, and individual interviews conducted by , at the sixth South African AIDS Conference held in Durban from 18 to 21 June this year.

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