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Topic - Dawn K. Smith
A U.S. program that has generated hopes around the world that the AIDS pandemic can be defeated should start "relinquishing" more control to its partner countries, according to an independent evaluation prepared for Congress.
Sexual transmission is the way in which "most new HIV infections are occurring," said Dr. Smith, a federal specialist on HIV prevention.
Prevention efforts should be tailored for a nation's populations, she said, citing the risks posed by commercial sex workers; men who have sex with men; and young, sexually active heterosexual adults as examples.