Just telling adolescent girls in Kenya that the older the man the more likely he is to be HIV infected reduced the incidence of pregnancy (and presumably of HIV infection) - that's one conclusion of a randomized trial among schoolgirls in Kenya, reports Celia Dugger in the NYTimes.
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Post by Andy Jeninga*
Yesterday's New York Times Magazine contained an interesting article discussing the next step to fight AIDS in South Africa: battling cultural perceptions. When a Pill Is Not Enough makes clear early on that increased distribution of medicines and the such has been a great achievement, but that "it cannot penetrate what has become the most difficult terrain in AIDS work: the insides of people's heads." Through profiles of various relief organizations and individuals we find that results are no longer necessarily measured by tangible items but by the ability to effectively engage a community.
What does The Lancet have in common with Motorola, American Express or the clothing company GAP?