Multiple Strategies Needed in Global Approach to HIV Prevention, Letter to Editor Says
"Within any community, there is a need for multiple strategies to prevent new HIV infections among adults and children," Pamela Barnes, president of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, writes in a New York Times letter to the editor. She notes that in some instances, "messages about abstinence are not appropriate." Congress and the Bush administration should consider a recent Government Accountability Office report on funding for HIV prevention overseas as an "opportunity" to "ensure that the generous effort to fight [HIV/]AIDS best matches the needs of the people it is designed to help," Barnes concludes (Barnes, New York Times, 5/20).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.