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Medical circumcision efforts gained ground against new HIV infections, but not enough

Focused efforts to protect men and boys from HIV led to more than 14.5 million medical circumcision procedures globally between 2008 and 2016, enough to avert an estimated half million infections by 2030, according to a report released today.

Published
07 December 2017
From
Science Speaks
Penile Microbiome Linked to HIV Risk in Uncircumcised Men

A study in Africa found that men with high levels of certain bacteria under the foreskin were more likely to contract HIV.

Published
12 September 2017
From
Poz
Nine Years Devoted to Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: Reflections on an Unprecedented Public Health Intervention

Since 2011, Dr. Njeuhmeli has spearheaded the publication of three PLOS collections detailing the opportunities and challenges of successful scale-up of this massive public health intervention to further reduce HIV incidence. In this post, he reflects on how the VMMC program has evolved and shares important lessons learned along the way.

Published
29 August 2017
From
PLoS Blogs
Study points to penile microbiome as a risk factor for HIV in men

A ten-fold increase in some types of bacteria living under the foreskin can increase a man's risk of HIV infection by up to 63 percent, according to a new study out today by researchers at Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University (GW).

Published
25 July 2017
From
Medical Xpress
Aiding and Abetting: Why Western Fundraising Fails to Stop AIDS Epidemics

International organizations have repeatedly deceived donors to ensure ever more funding for AIDS-relief efforts.

Published
09 May 2017
From
World Policy
West African HIV-2 prevalence associated with lower historical male circumcision rates

Cities with substantial uncircumcised populations in 1950 tended to have higher HIV-2 prevalence from 1985.

Published
08 December 2016
From
EurekAlert (press release)
Male circumcision in Uganda will only improve if local beliefs are considered

Our research found that religious and cultural beliefs compete with the messages about the purpose of circumcision. We found that this got in the way of men deciding whether or not to be circumcised medically and also affected the way they behaved afterwards.

Published
05 December 2016
From
The Conversation
HIVR4P 2016: Circumcision offers major contribution to ending HIV epidemic as a public health threat

Kenya’s medical circumcision program launched early with ambition, charting circumcisions performed for 1.3 million men by the end of 2015, leaving evaluators asking what is and what will be the impact of this HIV prevention intervention on the epidemic?

Published
25 October 2016
From
Science Speaks
Using market research for long-term sustainability of VMMC in Zimbabwe and Zambia

Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) provides at least a 60% protective effect against HIV infection for men. While service delivery for VMMC has improved and taken to scale, uptake has plateaued. PSI Zimbabwe and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation worked with IPSOS, a market research firm, to investigate how to map and better understand the associations men and boys have with VMMC, to adapt to who now presents for information on VMMC and update their programming to fit new audiences.

Published
19 October 2016
From
UNAIDS
Kenya: Over 20,000 HIV Infections Averted By Adult Male Circumcision Tool Prepex

Over 20, 000 new HIV infections have been averted in the past eight years as a result of using a non-surgical method called PrePex to circumcise adult men.

Published
11 July 2016
From
AllAfrica
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

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We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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