Two sides to the HIV prevention coin: Efficacy and effectiveness Kippax, Susan en_US Reis, Edward en_US de Wit, John en_US 2021-11-25T12:24:22Z 2021-11-25T12:24:22Z 2011 en_US
dc.description.abstract In the context of the current concern about HIV prevention efforts, this article addresses the issues of efficacy and effectiveness. We argue that the success of treatments and associated increasing dominance of biomedicine has meant that far too little attention has been paid to effectiveness, that is, to the impact an HIV prevention program or intervention achieves in the real world, under resource constraints, in entire populations. Although biomedicine has, appropriately, investigated the efficacy of a number of new prevention technologies and modeled the impact of "test and treat," issues relating to the provision, acceptability, adoption, and sustained use of prevention technologies, both old and new, have not been fully addressed. As HIV is a profoundly social disease with its causes and consequences deeply embedded in social, cultural and political processes, social scientists need to be heard and work with biomedical scientists to ensure the success of HIV prevention. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0899-9546 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title Two sides to the HIV prevention coin: Efficacy and effectiveness en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 5 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal AIDS Education and Prevention en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 393-396 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 23 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Kippax, Susan, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Reis, Edward en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation de Wit, John, National Centre in HIV Social Research, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre * Centre for Social Research in Health *
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