Date: 09 Oct 2009
The Evidence for the Role of Concurrent Partnerships in Africa’s HIV Epidemics: A Response to Lurie and Rosenthal
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Response to: Lurie M.N. and Rosenthal S. 2009. Concurrent partnerships as a driver of the HIV epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa? The evidence is limited. AIDS and Behavior. doi:10.1007/s10461-009-9583-5.
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