The authors of this letter to the editor criticise a recent series of articles in the same journal which put forward the view that sexual transmission is less important in the transmission of HIV in Africa than is normally thought, and that unsafe injections are more important. They argue that the evidence does not support this view, and that promoting it risks detracting from efforts to reduce the sexual transmission of HIV. A reply from 3 of the authors of the articles concerned follows on pp. 784-786.
International Journal of STD and AIDS (2003) 14 (11), pp. 782-784 [doi:10.1258/09564620360725537]