Blog: Experts Debate HIV Counseling, Testing Among HIV-Discordant Couples

September 3, 2010

A post on USAID's "Impact Blog" examines a debate on HIV counseling and testing "among couples in which only one of the two partners has HIV." On one side of the debate, researchers "argued that couples testing and counseling was an evidence-based and cost-effective intervention, which should be scaled up to prevent large numbers of new infections." On the other side, researchers "concluded that a majority of new infections emerge from multiple and concurrent partnering practices and therefore that a majority of prevention funding should not be utilized for addressing sero-discordance among long-term stable partnerships," according to the post. The debate is part of a series which will examine "emerging and sometimes controversial issues in HIV prevention," sponsored by the USAID and the World Bank's Global HIV/AIDS Program (9/1).

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