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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
New HIV prevention products will need marketing and effective health services to reach the people who need them

There is a naivety among many HIV prevention researchers and advocates about the steps needed to introduce and implement new HIV prevention technologies such as oral pre-exposure

Published
24 October 2016
By
Roger Pebody
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
Circumcision May Not Reduce Sensitivity of Penis

Circumcision, many contend, reduces the sensitivity of the penis. But a controlled experiment has found no evidence for the belief.

Published
25 April 2016
From
The New York Times
Does Uganda need to realign its male circumcision campaign?

Although more Ugandan men are seeking medical circumcision, the government is falling short of its 80 per cent target. According to a report by the Uganda Aids Commission, 35 per cent of adult men had undergone safe medical circumcision by the end of 2014. This has led some health experts to ask if Uganda should adopt a new strategy to encourage more men to come forward.

Published
05 April 2016
From
Key Correspondents
Soccer-Based Promo of Circumcision Scores in Africa (CME/CE)

In the African nation of Zimbabwe where HIV infection is prevalent and where soccer is almost a religion, sports stars have successfully teamed up with a non-governmental agency to promote male circumcision among the nation's youth, researchers reported here.

Published
27 July 2015
From
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
Cash compensation encourages uptake of circumcision, PMTCT services

Cash compensation can improve the uptake of key HIV prevention services in sub-Saharan Africa, results from two randomised studies show. The studies were presented on Tuesday at

Published
22 July 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

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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