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Combination Prevention

Expanded high-impact prevention is needed to bring the epidemic to a conclusive end.

Combination or high-impact prevention is a set of strategically-selected interventions that matches the needs of a given country or community--and is delivered at the scale needed to make an impact. It means doing less of something and far more of others. It means making tough decisions and measuring impact. Above all, it means moving with clarity and speed.

There are emerging global definitions of what combination prevention is, and evolving models of what it can achieve. AVAC works with advocates to define what combination prevention means in a given context, track country and donor alignment with a combination prevention strategy and ensure that there is an implementation science agenda to fill in gaps in knowledge. To learn more about combination prevention in general and our work in particular visit the links below:

What We're Reading

To complete the last leg South Africa has four important things to do. It must address the gaps in HIV testing; it must start people on antiretroviral treatment and make sure that they remain on it; it must ensure that people maintain virological suppression and, lastly, it must strengthen its strategies around prevention.

February 12, 2018

This study tracked nearly 34,000 participants from 30 communities for 17 years and attributed significant declines in the rate of infection to combination prevention. The interventions under review included voluntary medical male circumcision, antiretroviral treatment and viral suppression and a number of behavioral changes.

November 29, 2017
New England Journal of Medicine
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