Epidemiology of HIV Infection in the Developing World

  • Authors: Sunil Solomon, MBBS, PhD, MPH; Suniti Solomon, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)


  • Timely management of STDs is associated with reduced risk of HIV acquisition
  • Major barriers associated with this strategy include stigma, discrimination, and access to STD clinics[Uusküla 2006]
  • HIV VCT services should be available at STD clinics or nearby locations

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