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What is the ABC approach to HIV prevention?

One approach to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention that is gaining support is called the ABC approach, in which A stands for abstinence or delay of sexual activity, B for being faithful and C for condom use. This idea implies monogamy and reductions in casual sex and multiple sexual partnerships.

This approach is the primary reason behind the ability of Uganda and Thailand to reverse their HIV epidemics.

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