Current drivers and geographic patterns of HIV in Lesotho: implications for treatment and prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa.

TitleCurrent drivers and geographic patterns of HIV in Lesotho: implications for treatment and prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsCoburn, BJ, Okano JT, Blower S
Refereed DesignationRefereed
JournalBMC medicine
Volume11
Issue1
Pagination224
Date Published2013 Oct 16
ISSN1741-7015
Abstract

The most severe HIV epidemics worldwide occur in Lesotho, Botswana and Swaziland. Here we focus on the Lesotho epidemic, which has received little attention. We determined the within-country heterogeneity in the severity of the epidemic, and identified the risk factors for HIV infection. We also determined whether circumcised men in Lesotho have had a decreased risk of HIV infection in comparison with uncircumcised men. We discuss the implications of our results for expanding treatment (current coverage is only 60%) and reducing transmission.

Alternate JournalBMC Med

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