- The Global HIV Prevention Working Group
- Global Mobilization for HIV Prevention: A Blueprint for Action
- The Global HIV Prevention Working Group, July 2002, 36 pp
- http://www.kff.org/hivaids/loader.cfm?url=/commonspot/security getfile.cfm&PageID=14190
Convened by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation.
"Projections by a research group led by who and unaids, published in The Lancet in July 2002, indicate that the global hiv infection rate will continue its rapid pace, producing 45 million new infections between 2002 and 2010. The analysis also states that this scenario is in no way inevitable. In fact, 28 million (63 percent) of these new infections could be prevented if existing hiv prevention strategies are substantially scaled up,1 and even more could be averted with the advent of new prevention technologies. The Global hiv Prevention Working Group composed of leading experts in public health, clinical care, biomedical, behavioral, and social research, and people affected by hiv/aids, and convened by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation seeks to generate a greatly expanded commitment to preventing hiv transmission as part of a comprehensive approach to fighting the global epidemic. The world knows much about how to prevent hiv transmission, and both developed and developing countries have demonstrated that existing prevention strategies can have a major impact. This blueprint for action the first report of the Working Group provides a road map for rapidly scaling up prevention programs to contain and ultimately reverse the aids epidemic. The report reviews the scientific literature on the effectiveness of hiv prevention interventions, identifies obstacles to quickly expanding prevention programs, and makes specific recommendations to prevent millions of infections this decade."