The HIV Pandemic Prevention Efforts Can Inform the COVID-19 Pandemic Response in the United States

This article explains how lessons learned from the HIV pandemic can be applied to the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights the importance of clear, accurate communication, preventive measures, widespread testing, and the role of behavioral scientists.

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