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A Surprising Prevention Success: Why Did the HIV Epidemic Decline in Zimbabwe?

  • Daniel T. Halperin mail,

    dhalperi@hsph.harvard.edu

    Affiliation: Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Owen Mugurungi,

    Affiliation: Ministry for Health and Child Welfare, Harare, Zimbabwe

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  • Timothy B. Hallett,

    Affiliation: Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Backson Muchini,

    Affiliation: Independent consultant, Harare, Zimbabwe

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  • Bruce Campbell,

    Affiliation: United Nations Population Fund, Harare, Zimbabwe

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  • Tapuwa Magure,

    Affiliation: Zimbabwe National AIDS Council, Harare, Zimbabwe

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  • Clemens Benedikt,

    Affiliation: United Nations Population Fund, Harare, Zimbabwe

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  • Simon Gregson

    Affiliations: Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe

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  • Published: February 08, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000414

About the Authors

Daniel T. Halperin
Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Owen Mugurungi
Ministry for Health and Child Welfare, Harare, Zimbabwe
Timothy B. Hallett, Simon Gregson
Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Backson Muchini
Independent consultant, Harare, Zimbabwe
Bruce Campbell, Clemens Benedikt
United Nations Population Fund, Harare, Zimbabwe
Tapuwa Magure
Zimbabwe National AIDS Council, Harare, Zimbabwe
Simon Gregson
Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe

Corresponding Author

Email: dhalperi@hsph.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: DH OM TH BM BC TM CB SG. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: DH OM TH BM BC TM CB SG. Designed the experiments/the study: DH TH TM SG. Analyzed the data: DH OM TH BM TM SG. Collected data/did experiments for the study: DH TH TM BM SG. Wrote the first draft of the paper: DH. Contributed to the writing of the paper: DH OM TH BM BC TM CB SG.