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Journalists worldwide write about The DHS Program results. The dissemination of DHS, SPA and HIV data is often widely covered by media in survey countries, but journalists also use The DHS Program data throughout the year as background information for their stories, or to compare health and development indicators across countries. These data are also used by journalists in the United States and other developed countries, as it is considered the gold standard of population, health and nutrition data. Below are some examples of recent news coverage. Please note: The links below are to websites outside The DHS Program.

Jun 28, 2007
The not-so-fair sex: Women may be more responsible for spreading HIV than has been suspected


...For work by Vinod Mishra of Macro International, a research firm under contract to the American government, suggests women are not always the innocent vessels that HIV epidemiology takes them for. And that, in turn, means the models that epidemiology relies on may be wrong.

Dr Mishra presented his findings at the HIV/AIDS Implementers' Meeting held last week in Kigali. He had examined medical and demographic surveys from 11 African countries in order to extract data on what are known as discordant couples...

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