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Struggling towards coherence

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 06 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:a

One drawback of journals is their incoherence—bits of information come to readers sequentially, in no sort of order, week after week (or month after month), and readers are left to make sense of it themselves. It's therefore nice to be able to convey a moderately coherent story—in this case three key bits of the story on antenatal testing for HIV. On p 1211 Angus Nicoll and Catherine Peckham explain the background to the Department of Health's announcement in the summer of targets for reducing vertical transmission of …

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