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This article is part of the supplement: Learning from large scale prevention efforts: findings from Avahan

Open Access Commentary

Evaluating AVAHAN’s design, implementation and impact: lessons learned for the HIV Prevention Community

Marie Laga* and Bea Vuylsteke

Author Affiliations

ITM-HIV-AIDS- Center, Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

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BMC Public Health 2011, 11(Suppl 6):S16  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-S6-S16

Published: 29 December 2011

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AVAHAN, the world’s largest HIV prevention programme to date, needs no introduction to the international prevention community. Since its launch in 2003, AVAHAN and partners published over 100 papers in the peer reviewed literature in addition to the many presentations at AIDS conferences.