A new paper by two American economists claiming the evidence that concurrent sexual partnerships has contributed substantially to the generalized HIV epidemic in African countries has sparked debate in the HIV prevention community.
The World Bank and USAID will sponsor an online debate around this topic on Wednesday, October 27 from 09:00-11:00 EDT.
You can learn more and register to view the debate here: http://www.aidstar-one.com/resources/calendar/emerging_issues_todays_hiv_resp...
Citation: Sawyers, L and Stillwagon, E. "Concurrent sexual partnerships do not explain the HIV epidemics in Africa: a systematic review of the evidence." Journal of the International AIDS Society 2010, 13:34
A version of the article is available here http://www.american.edu/cas/economics/pdf/upload/2010-11.pdf.