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PEPFAR funded 15 million medical male circumcisions between 2007 and 2017

PEPFAR (the US President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief) has supported the voluntary medical male circumcisions (VMMC) of 15,269,720 men and boys in 14 countries in sub-Saharan

Published
26 September 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Starting from here – what PrEP programmes can learn from circumcision

Funders, health providers and advocates should take lessons from the rollout of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) as an HIV prevention measure in Africa if they wish

Published
10 September 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Botswana to revitalize HIV combination prevention

The National Coordinator of Botswana’s National AIDS Coordinating Agency, Richard Matlhare, has warned that complacency risks derailing the country’s AIDS response.

Published
28 August 2018
From
UNAIDS
Medical male circumcision: is the HIV prevention claim wrong?

Circumcision is a proven intervention that reduces the chance of contracting HIV by 60%, but to scientists’ surprise, a study has found that medically circumcised older men in Mpumalanga had a higher rate of HIV than uncircumcised men.

Published
15 August 2018
From
Business Day
The girl effect: how teenage boys are likely to listen to girls over VMMC

Adolescent girls have an important role to play in influencing adolescent boys’ decision to undergo voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), new research suggests.

Published
16 May 2018
From
AVERT
Mozambique in drive to circumcise 100,000 men in effort to combat HIV

Boy bands, doctors and government officials have all been enlisted to urge Mozambique's male population to opt for the procedure, amid warnings that African states are in danger of missing a United Nations target to circumcise 27 million men by 2021.

Published
02 May 2018
From
Daily Telegraph
Peer Influence, Better HIV Counseling Could Encourage More Boys in Africa To Be Circumcised

Little is known about the quality of health counseling received by boys and young men in sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers found there were missed opportunities with boys who chose circumcision to fully educate them about other steps they can take to prevent HIV throughout their lives.

Published
09 April 2018
From
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Peer influence, better HIV counseling could encourage boys in Africa to be circumcised

With research showing that male circumcision reduces the odds of getting HIV through heterosexual sex by 60 percent, more boys and young men -- primarily those between the ages of 10 and 19 -- are having the procedure done, largely in eastern and southern African nations where circumcision is rarely performed at birth.

Published
04 April 2018
From
EurekAlert
South Africa: women may have higher rates of HIV than men because fewer men are on treatment

South African researchers presenting a study at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018) have suggested that the reason the extremely high

Published
26 March 2018
By
Gus Cairns
New HIV infections halved after scale-up of HIV treatment and circumcision in Uganda's hardest-hit district

The rate of new HIV infections has halved since 2011 in a Ugandan community following large increases in male circumcision, antiretroviral treatment and viral suppression, Joseph Kagaayi of

Published
07 March 2018
By
Michael Carter
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