Saturday, April 01, 2006

Some (and only some) good news on India's HIV problem

... [The] study has two key implications, the researchers said.

One is that strategies that emphasize education about how H.I.V. can be transmitted and the use of condoms offer the best hope for reducing the spread of the virus in India.

A second is that routine monitoring of H.I.V. and other sexually transmitted diseases are powerful and cost-effective ways to control AIDS in India. But experts urged constant vigilance for signs of a reversal of the favorable trend.

The NYTimes report, by Lawrence Altman, is here.