TITLE

Biomedical Approaches to HIV Prevention

AUTHOR(S)
MAYER, KENNETH H.; SKEER, MARGIE; MIMIAGA, MATTHEW J.
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Alcohol Research & Health;2010, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p195
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
People who use and abuse alcohol and other drugs are an important population to target for HIV prevention because they are more likely to engage in sexual behaviors that increase their likelihood of acquiring or transmitting HIV. A variety of biomedical approaches to HIV prevention have been evaluated or currently are being studied. These approaches include an anti-HIV vaccine; topical protection treatments; and additional biomedical and barrier approaches, such as controlling sexually transmitted diseases, male circumcision, diaphragm use, and substance abuse treatment. The article also reviews topical versus oral antiretrovirals to prevent HIV transmission, antiretroviral treatment as prevention, and the role of alcohol and other drug use in HIV prevention.
ACCESSION #
57355993

 

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