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The rate of new HIV infections is likely to increase without rapid action over the next 5 years according to the latest UNAIDS report. The report, "Fast-Track: Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030", says that the adoption of a Fast-Track approach would prevent 28 million new HIV infections and 21 million AIDS-related deaths by 2030.
Advertisers have already discovered it and are using it intensely. The question is, why are public healthcare providers not? Social media is an increasingly important form of communication, so why are healthcare providers not using this medium to get their messages across? A recent study shows how social media can inform the public about health.